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Page 96 - Gazing the' inverted landscape, half afraid To meditate the blue profound below; Then plunges headlong down the circling flood. His ebon tresses, and his rosy cheek Instant emerge; and through the...
Page 262 - Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth; then, hopping o'er the floor, Eyes all the smiling family askance, And pecks, and starts, and wonders where he is! Till, more familiar grown, the table crumbs Attract his slender feet.
Page 41 - How MANY miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again.
Page 376 - It is half an inch in length and a quarter of an inch in -width, a little more or less.
Page 166 - In genial spring, beneath the quivering shade, Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead, The patient fisher takes his silent stand, Intent, his angle trembling in his hand: With looks unmoved, he hopes the scaly breed, And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.
Page 313 - DOUBTLESS the pleasure is as great Of being cheated, as to cheat ; As lookers-on feel most delight That least perceive a juggler's sleight, And still, the less they understand, The more...
Page 148 - The true principles of the brotherhood of man are the fundamental principles of the order — ,Do unto others as you would they should do unto you,
Page 347 - Pour a little clear water into a small glass tumbler, and put one or two pieces of phosphuret of lime into it. In a short time, flashes of fire will dart from the surface of the water, and terminate in ringlets of smoke, ascending in regular succession.
Page 452 - Heap on more wood ! — the wind is chill, But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.