Charles Waterton, His Home, Habits, and Handiwork: Reminiscences of an Intimate and Most Confiding Personal Association for Nearly Thirty Years

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Whittaker, 1867 - 375 Seiten
 

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Seite 93 - ... shame of slow-endeavouring art, Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart Hath, from the leaves of thy unvalued book, Those Delphic lines with deep impression took ; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble, with too much conceiving ; And, so sepulchred, in such pomp dost lie, That kings, for such a tomb, would wish to die.
Seite 373 - Signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said Thomas Coutts, the testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, . .- .
Seite 294 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Seite 114 - That brother should not war with brother, And worry and devour each other : But sing and shine by sweet consent, Till life's poor transient night is spent, Respecting in each other's case The gifts of nature and of grace. Those Christians best deserve the name Who studiously make peace their aim ; Peace, both the duty and the prize Of him that creeps and him that flies.
Seite 78 - Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Seite 244 - He lived in Cambridge ; and, observing that the scholars rid hard, his manner was to keep a large stable of horses, with boots, bridles, and whips, to furnish the gentlemen at once, without going from college to college to borrow, as they have done since the death of this worthy man.
Seite 358 - But our flower was in flushing, When blighting was nearest. Fleet foot on the correi, Sage counsel in cumber, Red hand in the foray, How sound is thy slumber ! Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and for ever ! XVII.
Seite 46 - And e'en the child, who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter, A story of a cock and bull, Must have a most uncommon skull.
Seite 244 - Hobson kept a stable of forty good cattle always ready and fit for travelling ; but, when a man came for a horse, he was led into the stable, where there was great choice ; but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable door ; so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance, and every horse ridden with the same justness ; from whence it became a proverb, when what ought to be your election was forced upon you, to say,
Seite 244 - Whatever tradesman will try the experiment, and begin the day after you publish this my discourse to treat his customers all alike, and all reasonably and honestly, I will ensure him the -same success. I am, SIR, Your loving friend, T. HEZEKIAH THRIFT^.

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