Biographical Sketches in Cornwall ... (Google eBook)

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W. Polyblank, 1831 - Cornwall (England : County)
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Page 66 - Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells! Hail, horrors! hail, Infernal World! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time.
Page 41 - In my opinion, profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of the resources of human reason ; and it is the pert superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief. The deep philosopher sees chains of causes and effects so wonderfully and strangely linked together, that he is usually the last person to decide upon the impossibility of any two series of events being independent of each other...
Page 45 - If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : " For he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 19 - Here's twenty thousand Cornish men Will know the reason why! Out spake their captain brave and bold, A merry wight was he: "If London Tower were Michael's hold, We'll set Trelawny free! "We'll cross the Tamar, land to land, The Severn is no stay, With 'One and all!
Page 35 - ... of an inch, and their depth considerable in proportion to their diameter; and that explosions could not be made to pass through such canals, or through very fine wire sieves, or wire gauze.
Page 26 - Farnaby, and sent to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1628. In 1638, having taken his degrees in arts, he went into orders, and became a chaplain in the king's army. In 1642 he was created doctor of divinity ; and the same year made chaplain to James duke of York, and prebendary of Westminster. Afterwards he suffered as an adherent in. the king's cause ; but, at the restoration, was made almoner to the duke of York...
Page 156 - Amidst his indefatigable researches into the antiquities of the city, his friends detected the first symptoms of bodily decay. His journey to London, his vast exertions there in procuring information, his energetic and various conversation with literary characters, brought on a debility which he little regarded, till it alarmed him in a stroke of paralysis.. From this...
Page 91 - Every voice was hushed. As you are a Persian scholar, I write down the whole, with a translation : ' Think not that e'er my heart could dwell Contented far from thee : How can the fresh-caught nightingale Enjoy tranquillity ? O then forsake thy friend for nought That slanderous tongues can say ; The heart that fixeth where it ought, No power can rend away.
Page 73 - They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand; the gate With dreadful faces thronged and fiery arms. Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.
Page 16 - These are but trifles light as .air in my estimation, when they are compared with what I think the great blot of your work. You have there exhibited Deism in a new shape, and in one that is more likely to affect the uninstructed million, than the reasoning form which she has usually worn.

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