Report and Transactions - The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art, Volume 9

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Page 339 - For thou desirest not sacrifice ; else would I give it ; thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Page 38 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 97 - LET GOD arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Page 33 - It often seems to me as if History was like a child's box of letters, with which we can spell any word we please. We have only to pick out such letters as we want, arrange them as we like, and say nothing about those which do not suit our purpose.
Page 43 - A coarse, plebeian stamp of man, yet the whole figure and attitude are that of boundless determination, self-possession, energy; and when at last he speaks a few blunt words, all eyes are turned respectfully upon him; for his name is Francis Drake. A burly, grizzled elder, in greasy, sea-stained garments, contrasting oddly with the huge gold chain about his neck, waddles up, as if he had been born, and had lived ever since, in a gale of wind at sea. The upper half of his sharp, dogged visage seems...
Page 37 - He sat upon the deck, The Book was in his hand ; " Do not fear ! Heaven is as near...
Page 37 - And therefore, give me leave, without offence, always to live and die in this mind, that he is not worthy to live at all, that, for fear, or danger of death, shunneth his country's service and his own honour; seeing death is inevitable, and the fame of virtue immortal.
Page 37 - Monday, the ninth of September, in the afternoon, the frigate was near cast away, oppressed by waves yet at that time recovered ; and giving forth signs of joy, the general sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out to us in the Hind (so oft as we did approach within hearing), "We are as near to heaven by sea as by land," reiterating the same speech, well beseeming a soldier resolute in Jesus Christ, as I can testify he was.
Page 13 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry; to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate science in different parts of the British Empire with one another, and with foreign philosophers ; to obtain a more general attention to the objects of science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 335 - Thersites, in particular, well deserves a more careful examination, as the Caliban of demagogic life — the admirable portrait of intellectual power deserted by all grace, all moral principle, all not momentary impulse; — just wise enough to detect the weak head, and fool enough to provoke the armed fist of his betters...

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