The Universal Magazine, Volume 2

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Page 539 - Who hath his life from rumours freed; Whose conscience is his strong retreat; Whose state can neither flatterers feed, Nor ruin make oppressors great; Who God doth late and early pray More of his grace than gifts to lend; And entertains the harmless day With a religious book or friend — This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise or fear to fall: Lord of himself, though not of lands, And, having nothing, yet hath all.
Page 537 - It seems to me, that in order to maintain the moral system of the world at a certain point, far below that of ideal perfection, for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining; but, however, sufficient upon the whole to constitute a state easy and...
Page 538 - Gondomar heard that, he presently sent the Money, by reason, if his Master had been Outlawed, he could not have the benefit of the Law, which would have been very prejudicial, there being then many suits depending betwixt the King of Spain, and our English Merchants.
Page 89 - A History of the College of Arms (and the lives of all the kings, heralds and pursuivants, from the reign of Richard III...
Page 64 - With these words he drew a pistol from his pocket, and with a trembling hand took aim at his faithful servant. He turned away in agony as he fired, but his aim was too sure. The poor animal...
Page 557 - Atween the preachings meet wi' me; Meet wi' me, or, when it's mirk, Convoy me hame frae Logan kirk. I weel may sing, thae days are gane : Frae kirk and fair I come alane, While my dear lad maun face his faes, Far, far frae me and Logan braes.
Page 235 - Measured my head that wrought this coronet They lie, that say complexions cannot change ; My blood's ennobled, and I am transform'd Unto the sacred temper of a king.
Page 202 - London in pursuance thereof, have hitherto been ineffectual, for that no method hath been taken to furnish the poor with medicines for their cure at low and...
Page 203 - ... taking any indecent liberty with a faculty he has the honour to be a member of. If the...
Page 64 - ... lay watching beside it. When he saw his master, he still testified his joy by the wagging of his tail. He could do no more ; he tried to rise, but his strength was gone. The vital tide was ebbing fast : even the caresses of his master could not prolong his fate for a few moments. He stretched out his tongue to lick the hand that was now fondling him in the agonies of regret, as if to seal forgiveness of the deed that had deprived him of life. He then cast a look of kindness on his master, and...

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