Collection of English Almanacs for the Years 1702-1835

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Seite 12 - Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Ed-ward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V...
Seite 44 - Full many a gem, of pureft, ray ferene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flow'r is born to blush unfeen , And wafte its fweetnefs on the defart air.
Seite 44 - Then pours the silent tempest thick and deep ; And first the mountain -tops are cover'd o'er, Then the green fields, and then the sandy shore ; Bent with the weight, the nodding woods are seen, And one bright waste hides all the works of men : The circling seas, alone absorbing all, Drink the dissolving fleeces as they fall : So from each side increased the stony rain, And the white ruin rises o'er the plain.
Seite 48 - Nature ftung, renew their Love. Then Fields the Blades of bury'd Corn difclofe, And while the balmy Weftern Spirit blows, > Earth to the Breath her Bofom dares expofe.
Seite 43 - Rich with the fpoils of time did ne'er unroll ; Chill penury reprefs'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the foul.
Seite 36 - And be th' exhaustless granary of a world ! Nor only through the lenient air this change, Delicious, breathes : the penetrative sun, His force deep-darting to the dark retreat Of vegetation, sets the steaming power At large, to wander o'er the verdant earth, In various hues ; but chiefly thee, gay green ! Thou smiling Nature's universal robe! United light and shade ! where the sight dwells With growing strength, and ever-new delight.
Seite 15 - For thee, sweet month! the groves green liveries wear, If not the first, the fairest of the year: For thee the Graces lead the dancing hours, And Nature's ready pencil paints the flowers: When thy short reign is past, the feverish sun The sultry tropic fears, and moves more slowly on.
Seite 32 - I draw a deeper scene : a scene that yields A louder trumpet, and more dreadful fields ; The world alarm'd, both earth and heaven o'erthrown...
Seite 1 - Midsummer Day. — The Exchequer opens eight days before any term begins, except Trinity, before which it opens but four days.
Seite 47 - And prifons, cramp'd with ice, the genial captives hold. The meads their flowery pride no longer wear, And trees extend their naked arms in air ; The frozen furrow, and the...

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