The wandering islander; or, The history of mr. Charles North [by C.H. Wilson].

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Seite 2 - I would go fifty miles on foot, for I have not a horse worth riding on, to kiss the hand of that man whose generous heart will give up the reins of his imagination into his author's hands — be pleased he knows not why, and cares not wherefore.
Seite 196 - But for the uttering sweetly and properly the conceits of the mind, which is the end of speech, that hath it equally with any other tongue in the world: and is particularly happy in compositions of two or three words together, near the Greek, far beyond the Latin: which is one of the greatest beauties can be in a language.
Seite 249 - ... up, but if any gave to them bread, or other feeding, such would they know, watch for, and daily follow, whining till they had somewhat given them ; whereupon was raised a proverb, " Such an one will follow such an one, and whine as it were an...
Seite 174 - Cain, in disgrace with heaven, retired to Nod, A place, undoubtedly, as far from God As Cain could wish ; which makes some think he went As far as Scotland, ere he pitch'd his tent ; And there a city built of ancient fame, Which he, from Eden, Edinburgh did name.
Seite 249 - Pigt. let it feed upon the dunghills ; no one would hurt or take it up ; but if any gave them bread or other feeding, such they would know, watch for, and daily follow, whining till they had somewhat given them ; whereupon was raised a proverb, Such an one will follow such an one, and whine as it were an Anthony Pig...
Seite 245 - A very large collection both of ancient and modern MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS, with curious Anecdotes relating to their authors ; written for the most part by Mr. .Wanley, by whom they were amassed...
Seite 59 - Behold the original and primitive nobility of all thofe great perfons, who are too proud now, not only to till the ground, but almoft to tread upon it. We may talk what we pleafe of lilies, and lions rampant, and fpreadeagles, in fields d'or or d'argent ; but, if heraldry were guided by reafon, a plough in a field arable would be the moft noble and ancient arms.
Seite 192 - Yes ! the plunderer hath refitted you for his own habitation, and we arc new-moulded for his purposes. Ye Israelites of Egypt! ye wretched inhabitants of this foreign land ! is there no relief for you ? Is there no Hector left for the defence, or rather for the recovery of Troy ? It is thine, О my God, to send us a second Moses.
Seite 35 - I will liften to the airy harp of Allen. Ah ! whither art thou fled ? The fickly primrofe droops for thy return, nor can the fun-beam dry her tears. — On friendmip's wings you flew to the vale of Corra, and didft return.
Seite 30 - Sela's ftraggling hoft feized on my love ? Yes, thou art feized — I fee thee bound ; I hear thee call ; but, ah ! in vain, I cannot help; no pitying fpirit there to lend its aid. I hear thy name, yes, fure I do ; the breezes tell me thou art there.

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