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Page 5 - But now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry: I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
Page 205 - I ask Thee for the daily strength To none that ask denied, And a mind to blend with outward life While keeping at Thy side ; Content to fill a little space, If Thou be glorified.
Page 265 - appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl : and they four had one likeness : and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
Page 17 - OCEANA : or England and her Colonies. With 9 Illustrations. Crown 8vo., 2s.
Page 206 - What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.
Page 203 - I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing; he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
Page 64 - The object of this work is to give, in a connected form, a summary of the development of the vegetable kingdom in geological time. To the geologist and botanist the subject is one of importance with reference to their special pursuits, and one on which it has not been easy to find any convenient manual of information. It is hoped that its treatment in the present volume will also be found sufficiently simple and popular to be attractive to the general reader.
Page 101 - With elders and coevals too, Whose verb admits no preterite tense. Master alike in speech and song Of fame's great antiseptic — Style, You with the classic few belong Who tempered wisdom with a smile. Outlive us all ! Who else like you Could sift the seedcorn from our chaff, And make us with the pen we knew Deathless at least in epitaph ? WOLLASTON, August 29, 1884.