Memoirs of the Life of David Rittenhouse, LLD. F.R.S.: Late President of the American Philosophical Society, &c. Interspersed with Various Notices of Many Distinguished Men: with an Appendix, Containing Sundry Philosophical and Other Papers, Most of which Have Not Hitherto Been Published
E. Parker, 1813 - 614 Seiten
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Seite 345 - Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,) Lies here, food for worms; Yet- the Work itself shall not be lost, For it will (as he believed) appear once more, In a new And more beautiful Edition, Corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Seite 233 - have neither the Scholar's Melancholy, Which is Emulation; nor the Musician's, Which is fantastical; nor the Courtier's, Which is Pride ; nor the Lawyer's, which is politic ; Nor the Lady's, which is nice ; nor the Lover's, Which is all these : but it is a Melancholy Of
Seite 152 - Oh thou, whom, borne on fancy's eager wing, Back to the season of life's happy spring, I pleas'd remember, and, while mem'ry yet Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget; Ingenious dreamer, in whose well-told tale Sweet fiction and sweet truth alike prevail; Whose hum'rous vein, strong sense, and simple style,
Seite lv - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ?— Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season; or canst thou guide Arcturus, with his sons ?
Seite 507 - Any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame,) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws; and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, and confusion.
Seite liv - enlarged by thee She springs aloft, with elevated pride, Above the tangling mass of low desires, That bind the fluttering crowd; and angel-wing'd, The heights of science and of virtue gains, Where all is calm and clear; with nature round, Or in the starry regions, or th
Seite 423 - we have produced a WASHINGTON, whose memory will be adored while liberty shall have votaries, whose name will triumph over time, and will in future ages assume its just station among the most celebrated worthies of the world: when that wretched philosophy shall be forgotten, which would have arranged him among the degeneracies of nature. In physics,
Seite 152 - Witty, and well-employ'd, and, like thy Lord, Speaking in parables his slighted word ; I name thee not, lest so despis'da name Should move a sneer at thy deserved fame: Yet, ev'n in transitory life's late day, That mingles all my brown with sober gray, Revere the man, whose PILGRIM marks the road, And guides the PROGRESS of the soul to God.
Seite 337 - had been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government had performed their duty, as guardians of the people, or exercised other or greater powers, than they were entitled to by the constitution.'
Seite 283 - To extend Mason's and Dixon's line, due west, five degrees of longitude, to be computed from the river Delaware, for the southern boundary of Pennsylvania, and that a meridian, drawn from the western extremity thereof to the northern limit of the said state, be the western boundary of Pennsylvania