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Strona 175 - A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts. In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts. While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise!
Strona 176 - So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky, Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way, Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes.
Strona 84 - Leyden, of much eminence, said that "he felt himself struck in his arms, shoulders, and breast, so that he lost his breath ; and it was two days before he recovered from the effects of the blow and the terror ; adding, that he would not take a second shock for the kingdom of France.
Strona 226 - The beginning of eternity, The end of time and space ; The beginning of every end, And end of every place.
Strona 262 - I have mentioned mathematics as a way to settle in the mind a habit of reasoning closely and in train; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but that, having got the way of reasoning, which that study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be able to transfer it to other parts of knowledge, as they shall have occasion.
Strona 202 - You may judge of our situation without further particulars. The alarm was given at about twenty minutes past eight, and in less than ten minutes she was in flames. There was not a soul on board at half-past eight, and in less than ten minutes afterwards she was one grand mass of fire.
Strona 203 - I will merely notice, that there was scarce an unknown animal, bird, beast, or fish, or an interesting plant, which we had not on board ; a living tapir, a new species of tiger, splendid pheasants, &c.
Strona 202 - ... of the ship was in flames ; the masts and sails now taking fire, we moved to a distance, sufficient to avoid the immediate explosion ; ,but the flames were now coming out of the main hatchway, and seeing the rest of the crew, with the captain, &c.
Strona 202 - ... ocean, thankful to God for his mercies. Poor Sophia having been taken out of her bed, had nothing on but a wrapper, neither shoes nor stockings; the children were just as taken out of bed, whence one had been snatched after the flames had attacked it. In short, there was not time for any one to think of more than two things — Can the ship be saved ? No ; let us save ourselves, then; all else was swallowed up in one great ruin.
Strona 202 - There being no landing place to the southward of Bencoolen, our only chance was to regain that port. The Captain then undertook to lead, and we to follow, in a NNE course, as well as we could ; no chance, no possibility being left, that we could again approach the ship ; for she was now one splendid flame, fore and aft, and aloft, her masts and sails in a blaze, and rocking to and fro, threatening to fall in an instant. There goes her mizen mast ! Pull away, my boys ! There goes the gunpowder ! Thank...