The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review, Volume 4, Issue 1 (Google eBook)

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H. Biglow, 1818
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Page 15 - Oh youth, beware ! that laurel-rose Around Larissa's evil walls In tufts of rank luxuriance grows, 'Mid dreary valleys, by the falls Of haunted streams ; and magic knows No herb or plant of deadlier might, When impious footsteps wake by night The echoes of those dismal dells, What time the murky midnight dew Trembles on many a leaf and blossom, That draws from earth's polluted bosom Mysterious virtue, to imbue The chalice of unnatural spells. Oft, those dreary rocks among, The murmurs of unholy song,...
Page 15 - Mid dreary valleys, by the falls Of haunted streams ; and magic knows No herb or plant of deadlier might, When impious footsteps wake by night The echoes of those dismal dells, What time the murky midnight dew Trembles on many a leaf and blossom, That draws from earth's polluted bosom Mysterious virtue, to imbue The chalice of unnatural spells. Oft, those dreary rocks among, The murmurs of unholy song, Breathed by lips as fair as hers By whose false hands that flower was given, The solid earth's...
Page 56 - ... beyond the space of seven years. Moreover, care was taken by law to prevent all suits about their bounds. Also anniversary prayers were enjoined; and to perpetuate the memory hereof to posterity, they caused this column to be erected. The work was carried on with diligence, and London is restored ; but whether with greater speed or beauty, may be made a question. Three years saw that finished, which was supposed to be the business of an age.
Page 56 - ... and prisons should be new made, the sewers cleansed, the streets made straight and regular, such as were steep levelled, and those too narrow made wider ; markets and shambles removed to separate places. They also enacted that every house should be built with...
Page 15 - The murmurs of unholy song, Breathed by lips as fair as hers By whose false hands that flower was given, The solid earth's firm breast have riven, And burst the silent sepulchres, And called strange shapes of ghastly fear, To hold, beneath the sickening moon, Portentous parle, at night's deep noon, With beauty skilled in mysteries drear. Oh, youth ! Larissa's maids are fair ; But the daemons of the earth and air Their spells obey, their councils share, And wide o'er earth and ocean bear Their mandates...
Page 28 - What might not that savage greatness of soul which appears in these poor wretches on many occasions, be raised to, were it rightly cultivated? And what colour of excuse can there be for the contempt with which we treat this part of our species? that we should not put them upon the common...
Page 46 - I have seen several of these works in the western parts of this State. There is a large one in the town of Onondaga, one in Pompey, and another in Manlius; one in Camillus, eight miles from Auburn; one in Scipio, six miles; another one mile, and one, half a mile from that village.
Page 65 - HOLY BIBLE, according to the Authorized Version ; with Notes, Explanatory and Practical, taken principally from the most eminent writers of the United Church of England and Ireland. Together with appropriate Introductions, Tables, Indexes, Maps, and Plans. Prepared and arranged by the Rev. GEORGE D'OYLY, DD and the Rev.
Page 28 - Men's passions operate variously, and appear in different kinds of actions, according as they are more or less rectified and swayed by reason. When one hears of negroes, who upon the death of their masters, or upon changing their service, hang themselves upon the next tree, as it frequently happens in our American plantations, who can forbear admiring their fidelity, though it expresses itself in so dreadful...

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