The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 194

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Edw. Cave, 1736-[1868], 1853 - English essays
 

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Page 454 - While he from forth the closet brought a heap Of candied apple, quince, and plum, and gourd; With jellies soother than the creamy curd, And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon; Manna and dates, in argosy transferred From Fez; and spiced dainties, every one, From silken Samarcand to cedared Lebanon.
Page 331 - THE Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock ; in him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, My saviour ; thou savest me from violence.
Page 366 - A wicked whisper came, and made My heart as dry as dust. I closed my lids, and kept them close, And the balls like pulses beat; For the sky and the sea, and the sea and the sky Lay like a load on my weary eye, And the dead were at my feet.
Page 367 - On every corse there stood. This seraph-band, each waved his hand; It was a heavenly sight! They stood as signals to the land, Each one a lovely light; This seraph-band, each waved his hand, No voice did they impart — No voice; but oh!
Page 451 - A plague on Egypt's arts, I say ! Embalm the dead ! on senseless clay Rich wines and spices waste ! Like sturgeon, or like brawn, shall I Bound in a precious pickle, lie Which I can never taste ? Let me embalm this flesh of mine With turtle, fat, and Bordeaux wine And spoil th' Egyptian trade ! Than Humphrey's Duke more happy I — Embalmed alive, old Quin shall die A mummy ready made.
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Page 124 - As I was within that distance, at which in the quickest firing, I could have lodged half a dozen balls in or about him, before he was out of my reach, I had only to determine; but it was not pleasant to fire at the back of an unoffending individual, who was acquitting himself very coolly of his duty - so I let him alone".
Page 368 - Christ! what saw I there! Each corse lay flat, lifeless and flat, And, by the holy rood!
Page 367 - Twas not those souls that fled in pain, Which to their corses came again, But a troop of spirits blest...
Page 138 - ... Demands the service of a mind and heart, Though sensitive, yet, in their weakest part, Heroically fashioned — to infuse Faith in the whispers of the lonely Muse, While the whole world seems adverse to desert. And, oh ! when Nature sinks, as oft she may, Through long-lived pressure of obscure distress, Still to be strenuous for the bright reward, And in the soul admit of no decay, Brook no continuance of weak-mindedness — Great is the glory, for the strife is hard ! XLIII.

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