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 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 - thon, 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 515 - 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 413 - caused this statue to be erected as a monument of affection and gratitude to GEORGE WASHINGTON, who, uniting to the endowments of the HERO, the virtues of the PATRIOT, and exerting both in establishing the Liberties of his Country, has rendered his name dear to his fellow-citizens, and given the world an immortal example of true glory.
Seite liv - With thee, serene Philosophy! with thee, And thy bright garland, let me crown my song! Effusive source of evidence, and truth ! A lustre shedding o'er th' ennobled mind, Stronger than summer-noon; and pure as that, Whose mild vibrations soothe the parted soul, New to the dawning of celestial day. Hence through her nourish'd
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 538 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season, or canst
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 liv - to fancy's eye display'd: The first up-tracing, from the dreary void, The chain of causes and effects to Him, The world producing essence, who alone Possesses being ; while the Last receives The whole magnificence of heaven and earth, And every beauty, delicate or bold, Obvious or more remote, with livelier sense, Diffusive painted on the rapid mind.