Annual Register, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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1802 - History
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Page 159 - To replace to the finking fund the like fum paid out of -the fame, to make good the deficiency on the...
Page 231 - But small the bliss that sense alone bestows, And sensual bliss is all the nation knows. In florid beauty groves and fields appear ; Man seems the only growth that dwindles here. Contrasted faults through all his manners reign ; Though poor, luxurious; though submissive, vain ; Though grave, yet trifling ; zealous, yet untrue ; And even in penance planning sins anew.
Page 232 - Displays her cleanly platter on the board : And haply too some pilgrim, thither led, With many a tale repays the nightly bed.
Page 225 - But foes that triumph, or but friends that mourn ? Alas ! no more that joyous morn appears That led the tranquil hours of fpotlefs fame ; For I have fteep'da father's couch in tears, And ting'da mother's glowing cheek with fhame.
Page 193 - Could we obtain a distinct and full history of all that hath passed in the mind of a child from the beginning of life and sensation, till it grows up to the use of reason ; how its infant faculties began to work, and how they brought forth and ripened all the various notions, opinions, and sentiments, which we find in ourselves when we come to be capable of reflection : this would be a treasure of natural history, which...
Page 183 - ... another ; and wheresoever the ice doth touch their head, it rubs off all the skin and lays it bare ; and if one fall upon his leg or arm, it is usually broken ; but young men, being greedy of honour and desirous of victory, do thus exercise themselves in counterfeit battles, that they may bear the brunt more strongly when they come to it in good earnest.
Page 231 - And sensual bliss is all this nation knows. In florid beauty groves and fields appear, Man seems the only growth that dwindles here.
Page 233 - Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame. Their level life is but a smouldering fire, Unquench'd by want, unfann'd by strong desire; Unfit for raptures...
Page 232 - No vernal blooms their torpid rocks array, But winter lingering chills the lap of May ; No zephyr fondly sues the mountain's breast, But meteors glare, and stormy glooms invest.
Page 182 - ... fastened thereon, and a young man stands in a boat which is rowed with oars, and driven on with the tide, who with his spear hits the target in his passage; with which blow, if he...

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