Miscellanies: being a selection from the poems and correspondence of the Rev. Thomas Wilson ... (Google eBook)

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Printed for the Chetham society, 1858 - Cheshire (England) - 230 pages
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Page 5 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no meat ; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls : Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page x - But it must be at least confessed, that to embellish the form of nature is an innocent amusement ; and some praise must be allowed by the most supercilious observer to him, who does best what such multitudes are contending to do well.
Page 12 - I led her blushing like the morn : all Heaven And happy constellations on that hour Shed their selectest influence ; the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds ; fresh gales and gentle airs...
Page viii - In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Fix'd fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Page 68 - Thoughts on the means of preserving the health of the poor by prevention and suppression of epidemical fevers, addressed to the inhabitants of the town of Manchester and the several populous trading towns surrounding and connected with it.
Page 98 - But accursed with his wanting the will! For a year must be past, or a day must be come, Before he has leisure to rest; He must add to his store, this, or that, pretty sum ; And then will have time to be blest!
Page 222 - Perriwig-Maker bestow upon them, Strip them of these Distinctions, and they are quite a different Species of Beings; have no more Relation to their dressed selves, than they have to the Great Mogul, and are as insignificant in Society as Punch, depriv'd of his moving Wires, and hung up upon a Peg.
Page 82 - Arts, and their genius to fire. This bundle of rods may suggest this reflection ; That the Arts with each other maintain a connection : Another good moral this bundle of switches Points out to our notice and silently teaches ; For as...
Page 82 - Like an electrical shock, in an instant 'tis spread, And flies with a jerk from the tail to the head ; Promotes circulation, and thrills through each vein, The faculties quickens, and purges the brain. By sympathy thus, and consent of the parts, We are taught, fundamentally, classics and arts.

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