The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The Pocket magazine, Volume 9

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Page 43 - With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
Page 172 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page 151 - I perceived a negro, suspended in the cage, and left there to expire! I shudder when I recollect that the birds had already picked out his eyes...
Page 131 - We were here at once surprised and terrified by a sight surely one of the most magnificent in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand...
Page 229 - The unlaboured boat falls rapidly along ; The solitary helmsman sits to guide, And sings an idle song. Now o'er the rocks that lay So silent late the shallow current roars ; Fast flow thy waters on their seaward way Through wider-spreading shores. Avon. I gaze and know The lesson emblemed in thy varying way ; It speaks of human joys that rise so slow, So rapidly decay.
Page 43 - For who, to dumb Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind...
Page 10 - In' a state of nature, he generally builds his nest on the highest tree that he can find, especially on the palmyra, or on the Indian figtree, and he prefers that which happens to overhang a well or a rivulet ; he makes it of grass, which he weaves like cloth, and shapes like a large bottle...
Page 131 - ... to overwhelm us ; and small quantities of sand did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds.
Page 28 - With trembling hands and faltering steps, he departed from his mansion of sorrow'; his eyes were dazzled with the splendor of light', and the face of nature presented to his view a perfect paradise. The jail in which he had been imprisoned, stood at some distance from Pekin , and to that city he directed his course, impatient to enjoy the caresses of his wife, his children, and his friends.
Page 12 - seems almost equal (observes this traveller) to that of the bee. Throughout the day they appear to be busily employed in carrying a fine species of grass; which is the principal material they employ for the purpose of erecting this extraordinary work, as well as for additions and repairs. Though...

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