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Page 190 - And now the downy cheek and deepen'd voice Gave dignity to Edwin's blooming prime ; And walks of wider circuit were his choice, And vales more wild, and mountains more sublime. One evening, as he framed the...
Page 100 - I find, would have been concluded without an IF, had you been as ready to do justice to others as to exact it from them.
Page 190 - Superior to the power Of all the warring winds of heaven they rise, And from the stormy promontory tower, And toss their giant arms amid the skies, While each assailing blast increase of strength supplies.
Page 419 - 5 emperors, hut especially of Verus, Commodus, and Antoninus Pius. Among the Persians most of the temples were caverns in rocks, either formed by nature, or artificially produced. They had likewise Puratheia, or open temples, for the celebration of the rites of fire. I shall hereafter shew, that the religion, of which I have been treating, was derived from the...
Page 192 - What dire necessities on every hand Our art, our strength, our fortitude require ! Of foes intestine what a numerous band Against this little throb of life conspire ! Yet Science can elude their fatal ire Awhile, and turn aside Death's level'd dart, Sooth the sharp pang, allay the fever's fire. And brace the nerves once more, and cheer the heart, And yet a few soft nights and balmy days impart.
Page 81 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 269 - And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Page 32 - The people are poor, consequently discontented : those who have religion, are divided in their notions of it: which is saying, that they hate one another. -The Clergy never do forgive ; much less will they forgive the Parliament: the Parliament never will forgive them.
Page 454 - ... in order to form it; between the angles of which a yellow stalagmitic matter has exuded, which serves to define the angles precisely, and at the same time vary the colour with a great deal of elegance, and to render it still more agreeable, the whole is lighted from without...
Page 453 - Compared to this what are the cathedrals or the palaces built by men! mere models or playthings, imitations as diminutive as his works will always be when compared to those of nature.