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Stran 716 - of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there; and the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces ; and her time is near
Stran 409 - who, to adopt the expressive words of Burke, visited all Europe and the East, not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples, not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art; not to collect medals or collate
Stran 32 - in a sort of chorus. The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these—" The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat underour tree. He has no mother to bring him milk ; no wife to grind his
Stran 657 - forbidden tree of knowledge : Greedily they pluck'd The fruitage fair to sight, like that which grew Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flam'd ; This, more delusive, not the touch, but taste Deceiv'd ; they, fondly thinking to allay Their appetite with gust, instead of fruit Chew'd bitter ashes, Paradise Lost,
Stran 32 - was himself the subject of it. It was sung by one of the young women, the rest joined in a sort of chorus. The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these—" The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat
Stran 261 - Let the rich deride, the proud disdain, The simple pleasures of the lowly train ; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm than all the gloss of art.
Stran 247 - cake into a bonnet. Every one, blindfold, draws out a portion : he who holds the bonnet, is entitled to the last bit. Whoever draws the black bit, is the devoted person who is to be sacrificed to Baal, whose favour they mean to implore, in rendering the year productive of the sustenance of man and
Stran 514 - sensibly above a quarter of an hour about this surprising sensation, and insisted so much on our seeing the trial made, that we were at last forced to comply. We all three felt his pulse first; it was distinct, though small and thready, and his heart had its usual beating.
Stran 348 - takes its kingdom with entreaty and not with contention, and keeps it by lowliness of mind. In God alone it can rejoice, though none else regard it, or can own its life. It is conceived in sorrow, and brought forth without any pity to it ; nor doth it murmur at grief and oppression. It never rejoiceth but through
Stran 379 - Dishonest sight ! his breeches rent below ; Imbrown'd with native bronze, lo, Henley stands, Tuning his voice and balancing his hands. How fluent nonsense trickles from his tongue How sweet the periods, neither said nor sung! Still break the benches, Henley with

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