Portraits of Men of Eminence in Literature, Science, and Art, with Biographical Memoirs: The Photographs from Life, Band 1

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Lovell Reeve
Lovell Reeve & Company, 1863
 

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Seite 110 - DAY! Faster and more fast, O'er night's brim, day boils at last : Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim Where spurting and suppressed it lay. For not a froth-flake touched the rim Of yonder gap in the solid gray Of the eastern cloud, an hour away ; But forth one wavelet, then another, curled, Till the whole sunrise, not to be suppressed...
Seite 110 - Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King, Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing: And, pressing a troop unable to stoop And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop, Marched them along, fifty-score strong, Great-hearted gentlemen, s:nging this song.
Seite 61 - NATURE, we learn from the past history of our globe that she has advanced with slow and stately steps, guided by the archetypal light amidst the wreck of worlds, from the first embodiment of the vertebrate idea under its old ichthyic vestment, until it became arrayed in the glorious garb of the human form.
Seite 124 - The Text formed from a new collation of the Early Editions, to which are added all the Original Novels and Tales on which the Plays are founded...
Seite 110 - ... day boils at last: Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim Where spurting and suppressed it lay, For not a froth-flake touched the rim Of yonder gap in the solid gray, Of the eastern cloud, an hour away; But forth one wavelet, then another curled, Till the whole sunrise, not to be suppressed, Rose, reddened, and its seething breast Flickered in bounds, grew gold, then overflowed the world. Oh Day, if I squander a wavelet of thee, A mite of my twelve hours...
Seite 111 - A mite of my twelve-hours' treasure, The least of thy gazes or glances, (Be they grants thou art bound to or gifts above measure) One of thy choices or one of thy chances, (Be they tasks God imposed thee or freaks at thy pleasure) — My Day, if I squander such labor or leisure, Then shame fall on Asolo, mischief on me...
Seite 148 - When I was a bookseller's apprentice, I was very fond of experiment and very averse to trade. It happened that a gentleman, a member of the Royal Institution, took rne to hear some of Sir H. Davy's last lectures in Albemarle Street. I took notes, and afterwards wrote them out more fairly in a quarto volume. " My desire to escape from trade, which I thought vicious and selfish, and...
Seite 92 - Peri,' for the Jubilee Concert of the Philharmonic Society ; and his Ode for the installation of the Duke of Devonshire as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge — the last three works all...
Seite 148 - I had taken at his lectures. The answer, which makes all the point of my communication, I send you in the original, requesting you to take great care of it, and to let me have it back, for you may imagine how much I value it. You will observe that this took place at the end of the year 1812, and early in 1813 he requested to see me, and told me of the situation of assistant in the Laboratory of the Royal Institution, then just vacant.
Seite 130 - IT is the opinion of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty £>. that it would be to the honour and advantage of the Navy, and conduce to the general interests of Science, if new facilities and encouragement were given to the collection of information upon scientific subjects by the officers, and more particularly by the medical officers, of Her Majesty's Navy, when upon foreign service...

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