House of Commons Papers, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1858 - Legislation
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Page 21 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale, She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Page 27 - THERE lies a vale in Ida, lovelier Than all the valleys of Ionian hills. The swimming vapour slopes athwart the glen, Puts forth an arm, and creeps from pine to pine, And loiters, slowly drawn. On either hand The lawns and meadow-ledges midway down Hang rich in flowers, and far below them roars The long brook falling thro' the clov'n ravine In cataract after cataract to the sea.
Page 14 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 22 - The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare descry : Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, Less pleasing when possest; The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast...
Page 13 - L'orage a brisé le chêne Qui seul était mon soutien. De son inconstante haleine Le zéphyr ou l'aquilon Depuis ce jour me promène De la forêt à la plaine, De la montagne au vallon. Je vais où le vent me mène, Sans me plaindre ou m'effrayer ; Je vais où va toute chose, Où va la feuille de rosé Et la feuille de laurier.
Page 8 - Phoebi chorus assurrexerit omnis ; ut Linus haec illi divino carmine pastor floribus atque apio crines ornatus amaro dixerit: 'Hos tibi dant calamos, en accipe, Musae, 'Ascraeo quos ante seni, quibus ille solebat 70 'cantando rigidas deducere montibus ornos. 'His tibi Grynei nemoris dicatur origo, 'ne quis sit lucus, quo se plus iactet Apollo.
Page 40 - Can a medical man conversant with the disease of insanity, who never saw the prisoner previously to the trial, but who was present during the whole trial and the examination of all the witnesses, be asked his opinion as to the state of the prisoner's mind at the time of the commission of the alleged crime, or his opinion whether the prisoner was conscious at the time of doing the act that he was acting contrary to law, or whether he was labouring under any and what delusion at the time?
Page 14 - The mind is hurried out of itself, by a crowd of great and confused images ; which affect because they are crowded and confused. For, separate them, and you lose much of the greatness ; and join them, and you infallibly lose the clearness.
Page 33 - And sure it is yet a most beautiful and sweet country, as any is under Heaven; being stored throughout with many goodly rivers, replenished with all sorts of fish most abundantly; sprinkled with many very sweet islands and goodly lakes, like little inland seas...
Page 22 - THERE is a sort of delight, which is alternately mixed with terror and sorrow, in the contemplation of death. The soul has its curiosity more than ordinarily awakened, when it turns its thoughts upon the conduct of such who have behaved themselves with an equal, a resigned, a chearful, a generous or heroic temper in that extremity.

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