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Page 23 - And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon.
Page 61 - ftars that have fhone : we only hear the found of " their praife. But they were renowned in their " day, and the terror of other times. Thus fhall " we pafs, O warriors, in the day of our fall. Then " let us be renowned while we may ; and leave our " fame behind us, like the laft...
Page 209 - ... for if any one shall claim a power to lay and levy taxes on the people by his own authority, and without such consent of the people, he thereby invades the fundamental law of property, and subverts the end of government. For what property have I in that which another may by right take when he pleases to himself?
Page 59 - His renown will be a light to my soul, in the dark hour of my departure. O that the name of Morni were forgot among the people ! that the heroes would only say, ' Behold the father of Gaul !'" "King of Strumon," Fingal replied, "Gaul shall lift the sword in fight.
Page 58 - Nuath would mourn, in his hall, for the departure of his fame. His eyes would turn from Lathmon, when the tread of his feet approached. Go thou to the heroes, chief of Dutha ! I behold the stately steps of Ossian. His fame is worthy of my steel ! let us contend in fight.
Page 79 - Spears fall like the circles of light, which gild the face of night. As the noise of the troubled ocean, when roll the waves on high. As the last peal of thunder in heaven, such is the din of war!
Page 100 - On flesh days, (that is, when meat was not forbidden by the Catholic religion), through the year, breakfast for my lord and lady was a loaf of bread, two manchets, a quart of beer, a quart of wine, half a chine of mutton, or a chine of beef boiled.
Page 57 - AND fell the fwifteft in the race, faid the king, the firft to bend the bow ? Thou fcarce haft been known to me : why did young Ryno fall ? But fleep thou foftly on Lena, Fingal fhall foon behold thee. Soon fhall my voice be heard no more, and my footfteps ceafe to be feen. The bards will tell of Fingal's name ; the ftones will talk of me. But, Ryno, thou art low indeed, thou haft not received thy fame. Ullin, ftrike the harp for Ryno ; tell what the* chief would have
Page 106 - Now have we many chimneys ; and yet our tenderlings complain of rheums, catarrhs, and poses ; then had we none but reredosses, and our heads did never ache. For as the smoke in those days was supposed to be a sufficient hardening for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good-man and his family from the quack or pose, wherewith, as then, very few were acquainted.