The Metropolitan, Volume 43

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James Cochrane, 1845 - English literature
 

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Page 125 - For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Page 125 - And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Page 229 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?
Page 130 - O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
Page 131 - For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Page 52 - FOR every evil under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, try and find it; If there be none, never mind it.
Page 396 - She looked anxiously at the watch; in five minutes the promised half hour would expire, and those dreadful voices would be heard, passing through the street. Hopelessness came over her; she dropped the head she had been sustaining; her hand trembled violently; and the hartshorn she had been holding was spilled on the pallid face. Accidentally, the position of the head had become slightly tipped backward, and the powerful liquid flowed into his nostrils.
Page 393 - Entire. Fifth : Is it for private use or public ? — Public. Sixth : Does it exist in England, or out of it ? — In England. Seventh : Is it single, or are there others of the same kind ? — Single. Eighth : Is it historical, or only existent at present ? — Both. Ninth : For ornament or use ? — Both. Tenth : Has it any connection with the person of the King ? — No. Eleventh : Is it carried, or does it support itself? — The former. Twelfth : Does it pass by succession ? — [Neither Lord...
Page 392 - It would not have been easy to assemble a company better fitted to make a dinner-party agreeable, or to have brought them together at a better moment. Parliament having just risen, Mr. Canning, and his two colleagues of the cabinet, Mr. Huskisson and Mr. Robinson, seemed like birds let out of a cage. There was much small-talk, some of it very sprightly. " Ten o'clock arriving, with little disposition to rise from table, Mr. Canning promised that we should play
Page 392 - These were mentioned as among the general rules of the game, serving" to denote its character. It was agreed that Mr. Canning, assisted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who sat next to him, should put the questions ; and that I, assisted by Lord Granville, who sat next to me, should give the answers. Lord Granville and myself were consequently to have the thought, or secret, in common; and it was well understood, that the discovery of it, if made, was to be the fair result of mental inference...

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