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An Account of the Island of Jersey - Containing a Compendium of Its ...
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Page 104 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me ; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me ; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 57 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Page 124 - superstitious usages," of the use of the surplice, the sign of the cross in baptism, the gift of the ring in marriage, the posture of kneeling at the Lord's Supper, was shared by a large number of the clergy and the laity alike.
Page 316 - Twas from Philosophy man learn'd to tame The soil, by plenty to intemperance fed. Lo, from the echoing axe, and thundering flame, Poison and plague and yelling rage are fled! The waters, bursting from their slimy bed, Bring health and melody to every vale : And, from the breezy main, and mountain's head, Ceres and Flora, to the sunny dale, To fan their glowing charms, invite the fluttering gale...
Page 289 - Malaysia is valid only for the time beginning with the end of the fifteenth century or the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Page 134 - O luxury ! thou curst by Heaven's decree, How ill exchanged are things like these for thee ! How do thy potions, with insidious joy, Diffuse their pleasures only to destroy ! Kingdoms by thee, to sickly greatness grown, Boast of a florid vigour not their own.
Page 6 - Island itself; but departed from it by the force of violent tempests. On the southern, the eastern, and the western sides, there are incontrovertible proofs that large portions of useful land have been ingulfed ; and strong sea banks are found, in many places, necessary to prevent further encroachments. There is a legendary tradition, that this Island was once so contiguous to France, that persons passed over, on a plank, or a bridge, paying a small toll to the abbey of Coutances. That all the islands...
Page 57 - I may say, with Dr. Pope, in his celebrated moral song, " If a thousand years hence here lies W. P, " Be found on my tombstone, what is it to me !" Sic transit gloria mundi ought to be a memento mori to every human being.
Page 310 - The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.