The Life of Theodorick Bland Pryor: First Mathematical-fellow of Princeton College

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Bacon, 1879 - 199 pages
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Page 195 - His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page 173 - The letter, as I live, with all the business I writ to his holiness. Nay then, farewell! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness : And, from that full meridian of my glory, I haste now to my setting. I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more.
Page 127 - For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Page 189 - FAST as the rolling seasons bring The hour of fate to those we love, Each pearl that leaves the broken string Is set in Friendship's crown above. As narrower grows the earthly chain, The circle widens in the sky ; These are our treasures that remain, But those are stars that beam on high.
Page 145 - Yet still thy features wore that light, Which fleets not with the breath; And life ne'er look'd more truly bright Than in thy smile of death, Mary!
Page 28 - Ridge for a hundred and fifty miles, and brings under the eye one of the boldest and most beautiful horizons in the world : while, on the East, it presents an extent of prospect, bounded only by the spherical form of the earth, in which nature seems to sleep in eternal repose, as if to form one of her finest contrasts with the rude and rolling grandeur on the West.
Page 34 - Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: ( in all the translations) for they consider not that they do evil.
Page 165 - Home. There is a magic in that little word : It is a mystic circle that surrounds Comforts and virtues never known beyond The hallowed limit.
Page 158 - Crown the great hymn; in swarming cities vast, Assembled men, to the deep organ join The long-resounding voice, oft...
Page 158 - There is a tradition that Sir Christopher Wren went once a year to survey the roof of the chapel of King's College, and said that if any man would show him where to place the first stone, he would engage to build 2 such another. That there Maestà dell...

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