Sixty Years' Gleanings from Life's Harvest: A Genuine Autobiography

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J. Palmer, 1858 - 459 pages
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Page 268 - Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind ; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind...
Page 400 - And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep...
Page 156 - God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Page 297 - For modes of faith let senseless bigots fight; His can't be wrong, whose life is in the right.
Page 250 - ... themselves from the upper boxes and gallery into the pit. Some fell down the gallery stairs, and in the rush to get out, three girls and a boy( 2 ) were thrown down in the erowd and trampled to death.
Page 170 - ... also carved with an ornamental pattern. Two fragments of a shaft are standing erect in front of the gateway ; two others are lying on the ground near it ; and within the walls there are also two bases or capitals, for it is not easy to distinguish which, — all formed of the same dark-red stone, that is not to be met with in any other part of the ruins.
Page 17 - Cambridge, on the fourteenth of the same month; and the installation of the Duke of Gloucester, as Chancellor of the University, being now at hand, it became necessary that he should take the proper steps to procure from the Crown, a dispensation for non-residence at the ensuing chapter, at Carlisle. Such a dispensation he applied for, and obtained; though, not with any anticipations of enjoyment, from the approaching festival...
Page vii - ... telephone and thus to reproduce the signals. Of course their intensity is much reduced, but still their presence has been detected, though five miles of clear space have separated the two circuits. Such effects have been known scientifically in the laboratory since the days of Faraday and of Henry, but it is only within the last few years that I have been able to utilize them practically through considerable distances. This has been rendered possible through the introduction of the telephone....
Page 92 - The vessel to which he belonged was chasing a privateer, a fast sailer which had captured several English merchantmen ; and on this occasion, in order to get the ship into good sailing trim, gratings loaded with eighteen-pound shot had been slung in different parts. One of these was over the main hatchway ; and as the man in question was descending in the dead of night, this heavy weight of metal was let down upon his head, crushing him like a spider.
Page 357 - Eepay your kindness and reward your care : For sons of Genius ever grateful were. We kindly thank you for all favours past, And hope such favours may for ever last. With brim-full hearts we thank the ladies most, Man's social friend, his partner, and his boast ; The brightest ornament of life below, The nearest heavenly beings earth can shew ; Ah ! formed alike to tread each path of life, The tender mother, and the faithful wife, The watchful daughter, by her father's side, The gentle sister, and...

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