Anthologia Hibernica: Or Monthly Collections of Science, Belles-lettres, and History ..., Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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R. E. Mercier, and Company, 1793 - Science
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Page 188 - Here rests his head upon the lap of earth A youth, to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere...
Page 264 - ... upon the warm banks, with her brood around her, you may hear the young ones continually whining and barking like young puppies. I believe but few of a brood live to the years of full growth and magnitude, as the old feed on the young as long as they can make prey of them. The alligator when full grown is a very large and terrible creature, and of prodigious strength, activity and swiftness in the water.
Page 93 - ... intercourse between the sexes than there is between two countries at war. The ladies indeed may ogle, and the gentlemen sigh; but an embargo is laid on any closer commerce.
Page 264 - At first they lay a floor of this kind of tempered mortar on the ground, upon which they deposit a layer of eggs, and upon this a...
Page 17 - As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night, O'er heaven's clear azure spreads her sacred light, When not a breath disturbs the deep serene, And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene ; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumber'd gild the glowing pole, O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head...
Page 386 - Nor thou, though learn'd, his homelier thoughts neglect; Let thy sweet muse the rural faith sustain ; These are the themes of simple, sure effect, That add new conquests to her boundless reign, And fill, with double force, her heart-commanding strain.
Page 139 - Than when the shades of Time serenely fall On every broken arch and ivied wall ; The tender images we love to trace, Steal from each year a melancholy grace ! And as the sparks of social love expand, As the heart opens in a foreign land ; And, with a brother's warmth, a brother's smile, The stranger greets each native of his isle ; So scenes of life, when present and...
Page 93 - Scotch ladies are ten thousand times finer and handsomer than the Irish. To be sure now, I see your sisters Betty and Peggy vastly surprised at my partiality ; but tell them flatly I don't value them or their fine skins, or eyes, or good sense...
Page 389 - Or thither, where beneath the showery west The mighty kings of three fair realms are laid; Once foes, perhaps, together now they rest.
Page 93 - I'll lay my life they'll wound every hearer. " We have no such character here as a coquet, but alas ! how many envious prudes! Some days ago I walked into my Lord Kilcoubry's (don't be surprised, my lord is but a glover,)* when the...

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