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Page 376 - the spring brings flowers to strew our hearse, and the summer gives green turf and brambles to bind upon our graves. Calentures and surfeit, cold and agues, are the four quarters of the year, and all minister to death; and yon can go no whither, but you tread
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Page 50 - every danger My course I've run. Now death befriending, His last aid lending. My griefs are ending, My woes are done. No more a rover, Or hapless lover, Those cares are over— " My cup runs low ;" Then for that reason, And for a season, Let us be merry Before we go!
Page 140 - that all laws in force at the time of the Union, and all the courts of civil and ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the respective kingdoms, shall remain as now by law established within the same, subject only to such alterations and regulations, from time to time, as circumstances may appear to the Parliament of the United Kingdom to require.
Page 671 - who served in these Irish wars, tells us, that when he came into the Queen's presence, " she chafed much, walked fastly to and fro, looked with discomposure in her visage, and, I remember, catched at my girdle when I kneeled to her, and swore, ' By God's Son, I am no Queen! that man is above me
Page 80 - What is that which I should turn to, lighting upon days like these ? Every door is barr'd with gold, and opens but to golden keys. Every gate is throng'd with suitors, all the markets overflow.
Page 744 - great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort; a great thing can only be done by a great man, and he does it without effort." " Is not the evidence of Ease on the very front of all the greatest works in existence ? Do not they say plainly to us, not,