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Page 249 - A TROUBLE, not of clouds, or weeping rain, Nor of the setting sun's pathetic light Engendered, hangs o'er Eildon's triple height : Spirits of power, assembled there, complain For kindred power departing from their sight ; While Tweed, best pleased in chanting a blithe strain, Saddens his voice again, and yet again.
Page 169 - For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and uf in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things; and we by him.
Page 176 - Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.
Page 238 - In politics, a bitter and unscrupulous partisan ; profuse and ostentatious in expense ; agitated by the hopes and fears of a gambler; perpetually sacrificing the perfection of his compositions, and the durability of his fame, to his eagerness for money...
Page 232 - I did so fast, that the last two volumes were written in three weeks. I had a great deal of fun in the accomplishment of this task, though I do not expect that it will be popular in the south, as much of the humor, if there be any, is local, and some of it even professional.
Page 239 - received several excuses, and the party was a small one ; " and, knowing all the people present, I was satisfied that " the writer of that novel must have been, and could have " been, no other than Walter Scott. " He spoiled the fame of his poetry by his superior " prose. He has such extent and versatility of powers in " writing, that, should his Novels ever tire the public, " which is not likely, he will apply himself to something " else, and succeed as well. " His mottoes from old plays prove...
Page 247 - And if they take my salaries of £1300 and £300, they cannot but give me something out of them. I have been rash in anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from £5000 to £10,000 a year, and land was my temptation.
Page 120 - When I was a boy just turn'd of nine, My uncle sent for me, To hunt, and hawk, and ride with him, And keep him companie.