Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 1

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Robert Chambers
William and Robert Chambers, 1843 - English literature

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After reading Robert Chambers "Cyclopaedia of English Literature, Volume 1" I found that it complements the language and poetic structures within the early 1800's efficiently and respectfully.

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Page 97 - the mind from pleasure less Withdraws
Page 100 - books are to be read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiously ;
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Page 300 - meeting soul may pierce, In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony ; That Orpheus' self may heave his head From golden slumbers on a bed Of heap'd
Page 180 - show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this— That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation : we do pray for mercy ; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. Merchant
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Page 195 - Place«. » The Turk. Choice nymph ! the crown of chaste Diana's train, Thou beauty's lily, set in heavenly earth ; Thy fairs, uupattern'd, all perfection stain

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