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Page 76 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Page 76 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children ; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
Page 13 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Page 189 - AH, did you once see Shelley plain, And did he stop and speak to you, And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems and new...
Page 65 - This is obvious to others who are by, when the persons happen to see a vision, and occurred more than once to my own observation, and to others that were with me. There is one in Skye, of whom his acquaintance observed...
Page 189 - Yet, once again, forgive my feeble sway, And little reck I of the censure sharp May idly cavil at an idle lay. Much have I owed thy strains on life's long way, Through secret woes the world has never known, When on the weary night dawned wearier day, And bitterer was the grief devoured alone. — That I o'erlive such woes, Enchantress! is thine own.
Page 66 - ... near a fire, he presently falls into a swoon. " Some find themselves as it were in a crowd of people, having a corpse which they carry along with them ; and after such visions the seers come in sweating, and describe the people that appeared : if there be any of their acquaintance among 'em, they give an account of their names, as also of the bearers, but they know nothing concerning the corpse.
Page 65 - The second-sight is a singular faculty, of seeing an otherwise invisible object, without any previous means used by the person that used it for that end...
Page 65 - The Seer knows neither the object, time, nor place of a vision, before it appears ; and the same object is often seen by different persons, living at a considerable distance from one another. The true way of judging as to the time and...