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Página 394 - Doctor particularly remarked the sepulchral tone of our voices, which he requested us to make more cheerful if possible, unconscious that his own partook of the same key.
Página 269 - A Speech delivered on the 24th of May, 1822, before the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, explanatory of the Measures which have been successfully pursued in St. John's Parish, Glasgow, for the Extinction of its compulsory Pauperism; with an Appendix.
Página 268 - Vestiges of Ancient Manners and Customs discoverable in Modern Italy and Sicily.
Página 397 - Upon entering the now desolate building we had the satisfaction of embracing Captain Franklin, but no words can convey an idea of the filth and wretchedness that met our eyes on looking around. Our own misery had stolen upon us by degrees and we were accustomed to the contemplation of each other's emaciated figures, but the ghastly countenances, dilated eyeballs, and sepulchral voices of Captain Franklin and those with him were more than we could at first bear.
Página 159 - ... since all the lands in question being indisputably acknowledged to belong of right to the Crown of Spain, no settlements of that kind, or the population which would follow, could be allowed.
Página 8 - Surely the Lord is in this place. This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Página 381 - Indeed, we have already mentioned, that the heat is abstracted most rapidly from the body during strong breezes, and most of those who have perished from cold in this country, have fallen a sacrifice to their being overtaken on a lake or other unsheltered place, by a storm of wind. The intense colds were, however, detrimental to us in another way. The trees froze to their very centres, and became as hard as stones, and more difficult to cut. Some of the axes were broken daily, and by the end of the...
Página 320 - ... hill was comprised under this name,) seems unquestionably to have been the northern summit; and in this Mr. Burton acquiesces. Now it follows that the title of Capitolinus was much more appropriate to Jupiter when seated on the Capitolium than on the Arx. 2d. The passage in Virgil, where the actual appearance of the hill is contrasted with what it was under Evander, leads to the same conclusion : — ' Hinc ad Tarpeiam sedem, et Capitolia ducit, Aurea nunc, olim sylvestribus horrida dumis.' The...
Página 530 - Light, a stream from the fountain of heavenly Wisdom and Love. This is the evidence which sustains the faith of thousands, who never read and cannot understand the learned books of Christian apologists, who want, perhaps, words to explain the ground of their belief, but whose faith is of adamantine firmness, who hold the gospel with a conviction more intimate and unwavering than mere arguments ever produced.
Página 467 - Unexampled barbarity to leave an unhappy and sickly infant eight years old in a great room, locked and bolted in, with no other resource than a broken bell which he never rang, so greatly did he dread the people whom its sound would have brought to him ! He preferred wanting everything to the sight of his persecutors.