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Page 200 - And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail, And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal ; And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord ! FROM JOH.
Page 200 - Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen : Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay wither'd and strown. For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed...
Page 18 - I have no thirst to know the rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith, though the latter changeling has had bright gleams of parts, and the former had sense, till he changed it for words, and sold it for a pension.
Page 200 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold ; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Page 218 - The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all, the meanest things that are, As free to live and to enjoy that life As God was free to form them at the first, Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all.
Page 167 - The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels resemble large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses and mules. A contest between animals of so different an organization furnishes a very striking spectacle.
Page 8 - M'Namara had with the prince on this occasion, the latter declared that it was not a violent passion, or indeed* any particular regard which attached him to Mrs. Walkenshaw, and that he could see her removed from him without any concern, but he would not receive directions in respect to his private conduct from any man alive.
Page 93 - The lark has sung his carol in the sky, The bees have hummed their noontide lullaby ; Still in the vale the village bells ring round, Still in Llewellyn hall the jests resound ; For now the caudle-cup is circling there, Now, glad at heart, the gossips breathe their prayer, And, crowding, stop the cradle to admire The babe, the sleeping image of his sire.
Page 227 - A MANUAL of CHEMISTRY; containing the principal Facts of the Science, arranged in the order in which they are discussed and illustrated in the Lectures at the Royal Institution.
Page 93 - Our pathway leads but to a precipice; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known; but — No delay! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand ills beset us as we go. — " Still, could I shun the fatal gulf "—Ah, no, 'Tis all in vain — the inexorable Law ! Nearer and nearer to the brink we draw.