Once a Week

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Eneas Sweetland Dallas
Bradbury and Evans., 1873 - General
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Page 442 - Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns The earliest pipe of half-awaken'd birds To dying ears, when unto dying eyes The casement slowly grows a glimmering square; So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.
Page 444 - ABIDE with me ; fast falls the eventide ; The darkness deepens ; LORD, with me abide ! When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Page 448 - From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world...
Page 296 - Stand with your back to the wind, and the barometer will be lower on your left hand than on your right.
Page 410 - The soul of music slumbers in the shell, Till waked and kindled by the master's spell ; And feeling hearts — touch them but rightly — pour A thousand melodies unheard before...
Page 448 - Of prudes, coquettes, and harridans, When, frighted at the clamorous crew, Away the God of Silence flew, And fair Discretion left the place, And modesty with blushing face ; Now enters overweening Pride, And Scandal, ever gaping wide, Hypocrisy with frown severe, Scurrility with gibing air ; Rude laughter seeming like to burst, And Malice always judging worst ; And Vanity with pocket glass, And Impudence with front of brass ; And studied Affectation came, Each limb and feature out of frame ; While...
Page 142 - ... men took their birth. Its character, in accordance with the views of its early promoter, Count Rumford, was at first far more industrial than it eventually became. Its two great objects were " the general diffusion of the knowledge of all new and useful improvements, and teaching the application of scientific discoveries to the improvement of arts and manufactures, and to the increase of domestic comfort and convenience.
Page 444 - Abide with me ! fast falls the even-tide ! The darkness deepens ; Lord, with me abide...
Page 142 - Six years previously he had written, " Galvanism I have found, by numerous experiments, to be a process purely chemical." In the interim, water had been decomposed by electricity, and Davy began his researches with an inquiry into the changes produced in water by electricity. His main conclusion was that " the kind of polarity of each element determined the electrical and chemical actions shown by it." The French Academy awarded him a medal for this work ; and from these discoveries the fame of our...
Page 566 - Along these blushing borders, bright with dew, And in yon mingled wilderness of flowers, Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace ; Throws out the snow-drop and the crocus first; The daisy, primrose, violet darkly blue, And polyanthus of unnumber'd dyes ; The yellow wall-flower, stain'd with iron brown ; And lavish stock, that scents the garden round...

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