Relics of Literature

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Thomas Boys, 1823 - English literature - 400 pages

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Page 372 - 26, 27.—" The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
Page 372 - While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene; The axe's edge did try, Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But, with his keener eye, But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed.
Page xvi - Within mine eyes he makes his nest, His bed amid my tender breast; My kisses are his daily feast, And yet he robs me of my rest. Strike I my lute—he tunes the string, He music plays, if I do sing; He lends me every living thing, Yet cruel he my heart doth
Page 263 - more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and
Page xvi - What, if I beat the wanton boy With many a rod, He will repay me with annoy, Because a god. Then sit thou safely on my knee, And let thy bower my bosom be ; O Cupid! so thou pity me, I will not wish to part from thee.
Page 65 - very majestic ; her face oblong, fair, but wrinkled ; her eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her nose a little hooked, her lips narrow, and her teeth black, (a defect the English seem subject to from their too great use of sugar). " A gentleman entered the room, bearing a rod, and along with
Page 94 - For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an outcast, saying, this is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Page 313 - WINDOW GLEANINGS. SHENSTONE has furnished a quatrain, which is often inscribed on the windows of inns, by those who wish to flatter their host, and have not the genius to pay him an original compliment. " Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been; Must sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an Inn.
Page 65 - or those who attend for different reasons) in English, French, and Italian ; for, besides being well skilled in Greek and Latin, and the languages I have mentioned, she is mistress of Spanish, Scotch, and Dutch. Whoever speaks to her, it is kneeling ; now and then she raises some with her hand. While we were there, William
Page 178 - I may challenge the whole orations of Demosthenes and Cicero, and of any more eminent orator, if Europe has furnished more eminent, to produce a single passage, superior to the speech of Logan, a Mingo chief, to lord Dunmore, when governor of Virginia.

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