The Autobiography of John Britton: Personal and literary memoir of the author.-pt.2. Descriptive account of his literary works, by T.E. Jones.-pt. 3. (Appendix) Biographical,topographical, critical and miscellaneous essays (Google eBook)

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Page 116 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! Heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life.
Page 12 - This figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, reader, look Not on his picture, but his book.
Page 101 - The auburn nut that held thee, swallowing down Thy yet close-folded latitude of boughs And all thine embryo vastness at a gulp.
Page 26 - The Beauties of England and Wales; or Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of each County (1801-1817).
Page 92 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 61 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history : And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men + lie...
Page 60 - God, whose thunder shakes the sky, Whose eye this atom globe surveys ; To Thee, my only rock, I fly, Thy mercy in thy justice praise. The mystic mazes of thy will, The shadows of celestial...
Page 7 - Shakespeare, at length thy pious fellows give The world thy works ; thy works, by which outlive Thy tomb thy name must : when that stone is rent, And time dissolves thy Stratford monument, Here we alive shall view thee still : this book, When brass and marble fade, shall make thee look Fresh to all ages...
Page 105 - Locke's birthday ; l he is now seventeen : he came home, with his brothers, to keep it, three days ago. May they all be as long-lived and as happy as they are now sweet and amiable ! This sweet place is beautiful even yet, though no longer of a beauty young and blooming, such as you left it ; but the character of the prospect is so grand, that winter cannot annihilate its charms, though it greatly diminishes them. The variety of the grounds, and the striking form of the hills, always afford something...
Page 35 - ... public cause ; Approach : behold this marble. Know ye not The features? Hath not oft his faithful tongue Told you the fashion of your own estate, The secrets of your bosom? Here then, round His monument with reverence while ye stand, Say to each other:

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