Historical Characters of the Reign of Queen Anne

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Century Company, 1894 - 207 páginas
 

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Página 207 - Soon as the evening shades prevail The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth ; Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Página 62 - It is the little rift within the lute, That by and by will make the music mute, And ever widening slowly silence all.
Página 180 - Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes of war : In peaceful thought the field of death surveyed, To fainting squadrons sent the timely aid, Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage.
Página 123 - A bishop here said, that book was full of improbable lies, and, for his part, he hardly believed a word of it; and so much for Gulliver.
Página 201 - The numerous and violent claps of the whig party on the one side of the theatre, were echoed back by the tories on the other; while the author sweated behind the scenes with concern to find their applause proceeding more from the hand than the head.
Página 85 - ... he was stopped of his degree for dulness and insufficiency ; and at last hardly admitted in a manner little to his credit, which is called in that college speciali gratid, on the 15th February 1685, with four more on the same footing: and this discreditable mark, as I am told, stands upon record in their college registry.
Página 207 - Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ ; Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy. ' Through every period of my life Thy goodness I'll pursue ; And after death in distant worlds The glorious theme renew. ' When nature fails, and day and night Divide thy works no more, My ever grateful heart, O Lord, Thy mercy shall adore. 'Through all eternity to Thee A joyful song I'll raise, For, oh ! eternity's too short To utter all Thy praise.
Página 69 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform. Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Página 195 - But pray, (says he,) you that are a critic, is this play according to your dramatic rules, as you call them? Should your people in tragedy always talk to be understood ? Why, there is not a single sentence in this play that I do not know the meaning of.
Página 113 - He was soliciting the earl of Arran to speak to his brother the duke of Ormond, to get a chaplain's place established in the garrison of Hull for Mr. Fiddes, a clergyman in that neighbourhood, who had lately been in gaol, and published sermons to pay fees.

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