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Page 155 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page 43 - To be the true Church militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery, And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks; Call fire, and sword, and desolation, A godly, thorough reformation. Which always must be carried on, And still be doing, never done; As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended...
Page 66 - ... around him : he thought only of his subject : his genius warmed and kindled as he went on. He darted fire into his audience. Torrents of impetuous and irresistible eloquence swept along their feelings and conviction.
Page 99 - Every body knows that ants come out of their holes in the day-time, and expose to the sun the corn which they keep under ground in the night : those who have seen ant-hillocks, have easily perceived those small heaps of corn about their nests. What surprised me at first was, that my ants never brought out their corn, but in the night when the moon did shine...
Page 39 - They both complimented me, in the highest terms, on my essay, which, they said, was a book they always kept by them; and the king said he had one copy of it at Kew, and another in town, and immediately went and took it down from a shelf. I found it was the second edition. 'I never stole a book but one,' said his Majesty, ' and that was yours (speaking to me) ; I stole it from the queen, to give it to Lord Hertford to read.
Page 98 - ... and from the walls, which, together with the earth formerly imbibed with water, made a kind of a dry and barren soil. That place lying to the south, and out of the...
Page 58 - Essay, which they said was a book they always kept by them : and the King said he had one copy of it at Kew, and another in town, and immediately went and took it down from a shelf. I found it was the second edition. ' I never stole a book but once,' said his Majesty, ' and that was yours,' (speaking to me) : ' I stole it from the Queen, to give it to Lord Hertford to read.
Page 61 - Pilkington having inquired of her where she gained this prodigious knowledge, she modestly replied, that when she could spare time from her needlework, to which she was closely kept by her mother, she had received some little instruction from the minister of the parish.