The secret of the cavern, Volume 1

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Printed at the Minerva-Press, for Lane, Newman, and Company Leadenhall-Street, 1805 - 244 pages

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Page 48 - The quality of mercy is not strain'd ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath ; it is twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
Page 1 - Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her Dashed all to pieces. Oh, the cry did knock Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished. Had I been any god of power, I would Have sunk the sea within the earth or ere It should the good ship so have swallowed and The fraughting souls within her.
Page 22 - ... allowed still to amuse as a picture, but not to triumph as a beauty. ' When Adam is introduced by Milton, describing Eve in Paradise, and relating to the angel the impressions he felt upon seeing her at her first creation, he does not represent her like a Grecian Venus, by her shape or features, but by the lustre of her mind which shone in them, and gave them their power of charming : " Grace was in all her steps, heav'n in her eye, In all her gestures dignity and love...
Page 139 - On earth thou stand'st, thy thoughts ascend to heaven. Anna. Would that I were, e'en as thou say'st, a seer, To have my doubts by heavenly vision clear'd I Glen.
Page 200 - And put it to the foil: but you, O you, So perfect and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best!
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