Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography, Heraldry, History, Language, Literature, Natural History, Topography, &c. Selected from Original Letters and Documents Addressed During the Year ... to the Publisher
G. Willis, 1855
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Page 74 - But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering.
Page 59 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 70 - God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Page 70 - No matter how poor I am ; no matter though the prosperous of my own time will not enter my obscure dwelling. If...
Page 41 - ... letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four and twenty letters.
Page 34 - Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Page 30 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
Page 41 - If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the words which he had occasion for, making a little pause at the end of every word or sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend, in the...