The Chess player's chronicle (Google eBook)

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Page 64 - Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth...
Page 14 - LIFE. I MADE a posy, while the day ran by : Here will I smell my remnant out, and tie My life within this band.
Page 64 - The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, "to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Page 349 - ... of real armies. By a natural corruption of the pure Sanscrit word, it was changed by the old Persians into Chatrang; but the Arabs, who soon after took possession of their country, had neither the initial nor...
Page 47 - Let greatness of her glassy sceptres vaunt, " Not sceptres, no, but reeds, soon bruis'd, soon broken; " And let this worldly pomp our wits enchant, " All fades, and scarcely leaves behind a token. " Those golden palaces, those gorgeous halls, " With furniture superfluously fair, " Those stately courts, those sky-encount'ring walls, " Evanish all, like vapours in the air.
Page 16 - Guide to thy labours ; who call'd up the night, And bid her fall upon thee, like sweet showers, In hollow murmurs, to lock up thy powers...
Page 46 - Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen ? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock...
Page viii - ... an endless screw, consisting of twelve threads, each of which was placed at the distance of a line and a half from the other. A piece of copper was fixed above this screw ; and within it was a steel pivot, which was inserted between the threads of the screw, and obliged the cylinder above mentioned to pursue the threads.
Page 15 - Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 349 - Shatranj, which found its way presently into the modern Persian, and at length into the dialects of India, where the true derivation of the name is known only to the learned.

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