Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Tom 7

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Pedigrees and arms of various families of Lancashire and Cheshire are included in many of the volumes.

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Strona 53 - Who now reads Cowley ? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit: Forgot his Epic, nay Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart.
Strona 55 - The power that predominated in his intellectual operations was rather strong reason than quick sensibility. Upon all occasions that were presented, he studied rather than felt; and produced sentiments not such as nature enforces, but meditation supplies.
Strona 58 - Here let me careless and unthoughtful lying, Hear the soft winds above me flying With all their wanton boughs dispute, And the more tuneful birds to both replying, Nor be myself too mute.
Strona 59 - Above the subtle foldings of the Sky, Above the well-set Orbs' soft harmony, Above those petty lamps that gild the night ; There is a place o'erflown with...
Strona 64 - ... tis taken off: which being put upon the offender by order of the magistrate, and fastened with a padlock behind, she is led round the town by an officer, to her shame, nor is it taken off till after the party begins to show all external signes imaginable of humiliation and amendment.
Strona 79 - We can no longer say there is nothing new under the sun. For this whole chapter in the history of man is new. The great extent of our Republic is new. Its. sparse habitation is new. The mighty wave of public opinion which has rolled over it is new.
Strona 58 - Could they remember but last year, How you did them, they you delight, The sprouting leaves which saw you here, And...
Strona 80 - However, it is still certain that though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people ; they fix too for the people the principles of their political creed.
Strona 57 - But, my lord, I shall never be able to finish what I have begun, unless I be removed into some quiet parsonage, where I may see God's blessings spring out of my mother earth, and eat my own bread in peace and privacy; a place where I may, without disturbance, meditate my approaching mortality, and that great account which all flesh must give at the last day to the God of all spirits.
Strona 58 - If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry Tf\vi) /ii/iujTiKij,. an imitative art, these writers will, without great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything : they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted the forms of matter nor represented the operations of intellect.

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