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Page 12 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ? These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy, impart.
Page 101 - For this we may thank Pope, but unless we could imitate him in the closeness and compactness of his expression, as well as in the smoothness of his numbers, we had better drop the imitation, which serves no other purpose than to emasculate and weaken all we write. Give me a manly, rough line, with a deal of meaning in it, rather than a whole poem full of musical periods, that have nothing but their oily smoothness to recommend them...
Page 222 - ... the beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons...
Page 397 - That he did not beg a long life of God for any other reason, but to live to finish his three remaining Books of Polity; and then, 'Lord, let thy servant depart in peace;'"* which was his usual expression.
Page 222 - For if the just man be the son of God, he will help him, and deliver him from the hand of his enemies.
Page 445 - Whether very soft and ductile Gold, or Gold made as hard as is compatible with the process of coining, suffers the most by wear, under the various circumstances of friction to which Coin is subjected in the course of circulation?
Page 433 - Laigle, and in the environs of that city, in the extent of more than thirty leagues in every direction, a violent explosion, which lasted five or six minutes. At first there were three or four reports like those of a cannon, followed by a kind of discharge which resembled...
Page 209 - I STOOD, sir, patient at your feet, Before your elbow chair ; 'But make a bishop's throne your seat, I'll kneel before you there. One only thing can keep you down, For your great soul too mean ; You'd not, to mount a bishop's throne, Pay homage to the queen.
Page 69 - Reports of Cases in the High Court of Chancery, during the time of Lord Chancellor Thurlow, and of the several Commissioners of the Great Seal, and Lord Chancellor Loughborough, from 1778 to 1794, with the Annotations of Mr.