Literary Recollections, Tom 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830 - 499

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Strona 163 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lap'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
Strona 216 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i...
Strona 1 - And portance in my travel's history; Wherein of antres vast, and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak, — such was the process; And of the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Strona 159 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise...
Strona 308 - O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Strona 267 - ... mother fonder of any of their own children than they were of her. She used often to be at Carlisle to play with her cousins, and her cousins were as often at Scaleby to play with her. She was a pretty little girl; and everybody said she was a very good little girl.
Strona 303 - His chief employment while he was here, " was transcribing a family record, which I drew up some " time ago, of my great grandfather, my grandfather, " and father ; who were all very valuable men ; and I " encouraged him in it, for the sake of William, Bernard, " and Edwin, whom it may hereafter have a tendency to " excite to good and honourable deeds.
Strona 279 - William Baker was an old rustic, resident in a wild part of the parish of Boldre. In one of his walks Mr. Gilpin had lighted upon his cottage. On entering it he found its inhabitant, an aged, but stout and athletic man, eating his humble dinner. All within was neat and clean, and something indicative of strong sense and a cheerful mind, appeared in the countenance of the old peasant. In conversation he...
Strona 210 - As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month, Let me not think on't: Frailty, thy name is woman!
Strona 295 - of eating and drinking ; but, from habit, I have now taken a thorough dislike to them both, and never dine pleasantly, but on my own bit of mutton, and a draught of small beer after it (for I never drink wine), and so the job is over.' His delight was to stroll after breakfast into the grove behind his vicarage, note-book in hand ; to improve his little grounds and garden ; to visit in turn his parishioners, rich and poor, especially the latter (not forgetting their bodily wants) ; to address kind...

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