The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 39 (Google eBook)

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J. Limbird, 1842
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Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.
  

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Page 387 - I saw her upon nearer view A spirit, yet a woman too ! Her household motions light and free, And steps of virgin liberty ; A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet ; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food : For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Page 280 - Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me; for he was before me.
Page 261 - O vos omnes qui transitis per viam, attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus," and to pray them to stay and hear me.
Page 302 - And as for the Latin or Greek tongue, everything is so excellently done in them that none can do better. In the English tongue contrary, everything in a manner so meanly, both for the matter and handling, that no man can do worse.
Page 204 - Shakespeare to open to me the worlds of imagination and the workings of the human heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live.
Page 215 - For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
Page 215 - And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Page 32 - How much lies in Laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man ! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice: the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called laughing, but only sniff and titter and snigger from the throat outwards; or at best, produce some whiffling husky cachinnation, as if they were laughing through wool: of none such comes good.
Page 35 - They gather it, when full-grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind and makes it black ; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender, thin crust ; and the inside is soft, tender, and white, like the crumb of a penny loaf.
Page 68 - Though aught of borrowed mirth my search betrays. Long slept that mirth in dust of ancient days ; (Erewhile to Guise or wanton Valois dear) Till...

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