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Page 112 - These are the forgeries of jealousy : And never, since the middle summer's spring Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain, or by rushy brook, Or on the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'd our sport.
Page 512 - Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay.
Page 117 - When years, perhaps, of care and toil have matured an improvement ; when the husbandman sees new crops ripening to his skill and industry; the moment he is ready to put his sickle to the grain, he finds himself compelled to divide his harvest with a stranger. Tithes are a tax not only upon industry, but upon that industry which feeds mankind ; upon that species of exertion which it is the aim of all wise laws to cherish and promote...
Page 335 - A further instance of economy was announced by the chancellor of the exchequer in the House of Commons last night, namely, the discontinuance of the officers
Page 520 - When I remember that the Creator, since light sprang out of darkness, has deigned to reveal Himself to His creature only in one land, that in that land He assumed a manly form, and met a human death, I feel persuaded that the country sanctified by such intercourse and such events must be endowed with marvellous and peculiar qualities, which man may not in all ages be competent to penetrate, but which, nevertheless, at all times exercise an irresistible influence upon his destiny. It is these qualities...
Page 160 - Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves, whose Gospel is their maw.
Page 124 - I hold that the greatest friend to man is labour; that knowledge without toil, if possible, were worthless; that toil in pursuit of knowledge is the best knowledge we can attain; that the continuous effort for fame is nobler than fame itself; that it is not wealth suddenly acquired which is deserving of homage, but the virtues which a man exercises in the slow pursuit of wealth, — the abilities so called forth, the self-denials so imposed ; in a word, that Labour and Patience are the true schoolmasters...
Page 500 - Now scantier limits the proud arch confine, And scarce are seen the prostrate Nile or Rhine: A small Euphrates through the piece is roll'd, And little eagles wave their wings in gold.
Page 117 - Lastly, amongst the negative qualities of our religion, as it came out of the hands of its Founder and his apostles, we may reckon its complete abstraction from all views either of ecclesiastical or civil policy ; or, to meet a language much in fashion with some men, from the politics either of priests or statesmen. Christ's declaration, that " his kingdom was not of this world...