Merry's Museum, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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I.C. & J.N. Stearns, 1842 - New York (N.Y.)
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Page 17 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming ; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.
Page 24 - NEAR THIS SPOT ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF ONE WHO POSSESSED BEAUTY WITHOUT VANITY, STRENGTH WITHOUT INSOLENCE, COURAGE WITHOUT FEROCITY, AND ALL THE VIRTUES OF MAN WITHOUT HIS VICES. THIS PRAISE, WHICH WOULD BE UNMEANING FLATTERY IF INSCRIBED OVER HUMAN ASHES, IS BUT A JUST TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF "BOATSWAIN," A DOG WHO WAS BORN AT NEWFOUNDLAND, MAY, 1803, AND DIED AT NEWSTEAD ABBEY NOV. 18, 1808...
Page 150 - Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib ? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Page 7 - But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures, and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Page 151 - Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon : 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife : and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister : that it may be well with me for thy sake ; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Page 142 - Sang with a cheerful song of sweet tranquillity. Men felt the heavenly influence; and it stole Like balm into their hearts, till all was peace: And even the air they breathed, the light they saw. Became religion; for the ethereal spirit...
Page 141 - ... the seeds of all mischief, have no place with them. They are content with so little, that in so large a country they have rather superfluity than scarceness ; so that they seem to live in the golden world, without toil, living in open gardens ; not intrenched with dykes, divided with hedges, or defended with walls.
Page 63 - And, seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, Unless you be possess'd with devilish spirits, You cannot but forbear to murder me.
Page 93 - The twilight hours, like birds, flew by, As lightly and as free; Ten thousand stars were in the sky, Ten thousand on the sea; For every wave with dimpled face, That leaped upon the air, Had caught a star in its embrace, And held it trembling there.
Page 83 - And what am I ?óMy soul, awake, And an impartial survey take ; Does no dark sign, no ground of fear, In practice or in heart appear...

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