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England in 1815 As Seen by a Young Boston Merchant: Being the Reflections ...
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Abbey admirable American amusement appearance arrived beautiful behold Boston bridge building carriage castle cavern chapel charming church coach countenance Covent Garden Theatre crowded curiosity dined dinner distance dressed Duke elegant England English entrance erected fair feet fellow Foundling Hospital gale gallery Hall handsome hills horses hundred immense JOSEPH BALLARD ladies Leeds Liverpool Liverpool Packet London London Bridge looking Lord Lord Cochrane Manchester manner manufacturing marble ment miles monuments morning neat night o'clock observed palace park passed passengers perfect performances person picture piece preacher pretty Prince Regent prison remarked resembled river river Aire road ruins S. F. B. Morse scene scenery seat seen shilling ship side Sir Francis Burdett Somerset House stone stranger streets Sunday took towers town village walk walls Warrington Westminster Abbey wind women workmen wretched
Page 135 - Heavens! what a goodly prospect spreads around, Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires, And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all The stretching landscape into smoke decays!
Page 57 - And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town ; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up : and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Page 57 - AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Page 134 - One part, one little part, we dimly scan Through the dark medium of life's feverish dream ; Yet dare arraign the whole stupendous plan, If but that little part incongruous seem. Nor is that part perhaps what mortals deem ; Oft from apparent ill our blessings rise. O then renounce that impious self-esteem, That aims to trace the secrets of the skies ; For thou art but of dust ; be humble, and be 'wise.
Page 4 - Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear Of tempests and the dangers of the deep, And pause at times, and feel that we are safe ; Then listen to the perilous tale again, And with an eager and suspended soul, Woo terror to delight us.
Page 4 - Woo terror to delight us. ... But to hear The roaring of the raging elements, . . To know all human skill, all human strength, Avail not, . . to look round, and only see The mountain wave incumbent with its weight Of bursting waters o'er the reeling bark...
Page 135 - O vale of bliss ! O softly - swelling hills ! On which the Power of Cultivation lies , And joys to see the wonders of his toil.
Page 139 - with pleasure into the " most gloomy recesses of this last resort of grandeur, to contem" plate human life, and trace mankind through all the wilderness " of their frailties and misfortunes, from their cradles to their ' graves. I have reflected on the shortness of our duration here, and that I was but one of the millions who had been employed in the same manner, in ruminating on the trophies of mortality before me ; that I must moulder to dust in the same manner, and quit the scene to a new generation,...
Page 76 - How many hearts have here grown cold, That sleep these mouldering stones among ; How many beads have here been told, . How many matins here been sung. " On this rude stone, by time long broke, I think I see some pilgrim kneel ; I think I see the censor smoke ; I think I hear the solemn peal.
Page 161 - Mixed with the grazers of the plain, The plundered, helpless peasant train, In sacred ward were laid. From yon high tower the archer drew With steady hand the stubborn yew, , While, fierce in martial state, The mailed host in long array, With crested helms and banners gay, Burst from the thundering gate.