National Tales, Volume 2

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George Houston
W. B. Gilley, 1825 - Fiction
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Page 2 - CONFORMITY to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, -' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing (he copies of maps, charts, and books, to
Page 204 - pledges of heaven's joy, Sphere-born harmonious sisters, voice and verse, Wed your divine sounds, and mixed pow'r employ, Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce; And to our
Page 200 - favourite author, which he uttered aloud, turning round to his valet:— "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamed of in our philosophy." They now travelled with the utmost expedition ; but as our readers will have guessed, from the information of Horatio, without overtaking the fair
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Page 204 - pow'r employ, Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce; And to our high-raised phantasy present That undisturbed song of pure consent; Ay,
Page 219 - dishonourable for me to be lingering abroad, even for the improvement of my mind, when my fellow citizens were contending for their liberty at home." The death of Leonora made a deep impression on the minds of all classes, and the superstitious used to dwell with awe
Page 244 - between the larger trunks, so as to form an almost impervious mass of wood and foliage. As the evening advanced, imagination took a wider range, and added to the natural embellishments. The obscure outline of the surrounding forest assumed grotesque forms, and fancy was busy in inventing improbabilities, and clothing each ill defined object in her own fairy guises. The blasted and

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