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Page 201 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously ; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 242 - When rising floods my soul o'erflow, When sinks my heart in waves of woe, Jesus, thy timely aid impart, And raise my head, and cheer my heart.
Page 242 - AWAY with our sorrow and fear, We soon shall recover our home ; The city of saints shall appear, — The day of eternity come. From earth we shall quickly remove, And mount to our native abode; The house of our Father above, — The palace of angels and God.
Page 147 - ... not. For my own part, I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them, as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well: so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian down to the Gregorian, amusing them now and then with little episodes; but I was particularly attentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and roundness of my periods,...
Page 53 - Observer' at a salary of 100£ per annum, his duty being 'forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 235 - On Virgil's Two Seasons of Honey, and his Season of sowing Wheat. With a new and compendious Method of investigating the Risings and Settings of the fixed Stars.
Page 207 - Troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed ; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus.
Page 148 - Macclesfield, who had the greatest share in forming the bill, and who is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in Europe, spoke afterwards with infinite knowledge, and all the clearness that so intricate a matter would admit of: but as his words, his periods, and his utterance were not near so good as mine, the preference was most unanimously, though most unjustly, given to me.
Page 241 - This languishing head is at rest ; Its thinking and aching are o'er ; This quiet, immovable breast, Is heaved by affliction no more. This heart is no longer the seat Of trouble and torturing pain • It ceases to flutter and beat — It never shall flutter again.