The Metropolitan, Volume 44

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James Cochrane, 1845 - English literature
 

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Page 350 - And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness ; There is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, Wisdom's Call. 1 1 1 And right to them that find knowledge.
Page 291 - On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th...
Page 324 - Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you " ? This was the doctrine of Lao-tsze.
Page 302 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent that you may hear : believe me for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom; and awake your senses that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 301 - ... of the robbers, I counted one, two, three, yes, up to twelve, successively of the largest sharks I ever saw, floating in a circle around me, like divergent rays, all mathematically equi-distant from the rock, and from each other ; each perfectly motionless, and with his gloating, fiery eye fixed full and fierce upon me. Basilisks and rattle-snakes ! how the fire of their steady eyes entered into my heart ! I...
Page 340 - A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving to Almighty GOD, for having put an end to the great Rebellion, by the restitution of the king and royal family, and the restoration of the government, after many years' interruption ; which unspeakable mercies were wonderfully completed upon the 29th of May, in the year 1660.
Page 301 - In a fit of most wise madness, I opened my broad-bladed fishing knife, and waved it around my head with an air of defiance. As the tide continued to rise, my extravagance of madness mounted. At one time, I became persuaded that my tide-waiters were reasonable beings, who might be talked into mercy and humanity, if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends, and brothers, members of my family, cousins, uncles, aunts,...
Page 302 - I struck my knife at one of his eyes, and, by some singular fortune, cut it out clean from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that, if I could only blind the monster, I might yet escape. Accordingly, I stood ready for the next attack. The loss of an eye did not seem to affect him much, for, after shaking his head once or twice, he came up to me again, and, when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back....
Page 303 - out his remaining organ of vision. He opened his big mouth, and ' champed his long teeth at me in despair ; but it was all over with ' him. I raised my right foot and gave him a hard shove, and he ' glided off into deep water, and went to the bottom. ' Well, gentlemen, I suppose...
Page 409 - You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our Sovereign Lord the King and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence. So help you God.

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