The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts: Beginning with the Seventeenth Century, Being the Period of Settling the United States, Band 1

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W. H. Colyer, 1845
 

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Seite 241 - Full on this casement shone the wintry moon, And threw warm gules on Madeline's fair breast, As down she knelt for heaven's grace and boon ; Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together prest, And on her silver cross soft amethyst, And on her hair a glory, like a saint: She seem'da splendid angel, newly drest, Save wings, for heaven: Porphyro grew faint: She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint.
Seite 305 - Parcae thought him one, He played so truly. So by error to his fate They all consented; But viewing him since (alas, too late) They have repented. And have sought (to give new birth) In baths to steep him; But, being so much too good for earth, Heaven vows to keep him.
Seite 94 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies.
Seite 292 - Nation, the Scripture also affords us a divine pastoral Drama in the Song of Solomon consisting of two persons and a double Chorus, as Origen rightly judges.
Seite 16 - He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Seite 288 - ... their rage of will ; Their treasure is their only trust ; A cloaked craft their store of skill : But all the pleasure that I find Is to maintain a quiet mind. My wealth is health and perfect ease : My conscience clear my chief defence ; I neither seek by bribes to please, Nor by deceit to breed offence : Thus do I live ; thus will I die ; Would all did so as well as I ! To PHILLIS THE FAIR SHEPHERDESS.
Seite 135 - If on my theme I rightly think, There are five reasons why men drink: Good wine, a friend, because I 'm dry, Or least I should be by and by, Or any other reason why.
Seite 58 - When he was in temper and matters indifferent came before him, he became his seat of justice better than any other I ever saw in his place. He took a pleasure in mortifying fraudulent attorneys and would deal forth his severities with a sort of majesty. He had extraordinary natural abilities but little acquired beyond what practice in affairs had supplied. He talked fluently and with spirit ; and his weakness was that he could not reprehend without scolding ; and in such Billingsgate language as...
Seite 95 - Here scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found ; The red-breast loves to build and warble here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground ". As fine a stanza as any in his elegy.

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