An historical and topographical account of the town of Woburn, its abbey and vicinity; containing also a concise genealogy of the house of Russell [by S. Dodd].

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الصفحة 63 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The god of life, and poesy, and light — The sun in human limbs array'd, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight ; The shaft hath just been shot — the arrow bright With an immortal's vengeance ; in his eye And nostril beautiful disdain, and might, And majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the deity.
الصفحة 70 - The rill runs o'er, and round, fern, flowers and ivy creep Fantastically tangled ; the green hills Are clothed with early blossoms; through the grass The quick-eyed lizard rustles, and the bills Of summer birds sing welcome as ye pass...
الصفحة 67 - Of blackening pines, aye waving to and fro, Sent forth a sleepy horror through the blood ; And where this valley winded out, below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow.
الصفحة 63 - The mind with in its most unearthly mood, When each conception was a heavenly guest A ray of immortality — and stood, Starlike, around, until they gathered to a god!
الصفحة 67 - Though restless still themselves, a lulling murmur made. Joined to the prattle of the purling rills Were heard the lowing herds along the vale, And flocks loud bleating from the distant hills, And vacant shepherds piping in the dale ; And, now and then, sweet Philomel would wail, Or stockdoves plain amid the forest deep, That drowsy rustled to the sighing gale ; And still a coil the grasshopper did keep ; Yet all these sounds yblent inclined all to sleep.
الصفحة 117 - Whose purely-tempered Clay was made So fine, that it the guest betray'd. Else the soule grew so fast within, It broke the outward shell of sinne, And so was hatch'da Cherubin.
الصفحة 65 - midst the friends he loved the man behold, In truth unshaken, and in virtue bold ; Whose patriot zeal and uncorrupted mind Dared to assert the freedom of mankind And, whilst extending desolation far, Ambition spread the baneful flames of war, Fearless of blame, and eloquent to save, 'Twas he, — 'twas Fox, the warning counsel gave ; 'Midst jarring conflicts stemm'd the tide of blood, And to the menaced world a landmark stood.
الصفحة vii - I came to the place of my birth, and cried, " The friends of my Youth, where are they ?" — And an echo answered, " Where are they ?
الصفحة 65 - Whose wisdom made the broils of nations cease, And taught the world humanity and peace. But though he fail'd, succeeding ages here, The vain yet pious effort shall revere ; Boast in their annals his illustrious name, Uphold his greatness, and confirm his fame.
الصفحة 61 - ... were found, to have occupied the same spot of that once extensive and magnificent emporium of art. It was then removed to the villa Lanti, near Rome, where for many years it attracted the notice, and excited the admiration, of both the traveller and the artist. This, and one at Warwick Castle, which is somewhat more decorated, are the only complete vases of the same dimensions and antiquity extant; and are, unquestionably, the most magnificent and noblesculptured specimens of antique decoration...

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