Time and time-tellers

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J.W. Benson, 1902 - Clocks and watches - 136 pages

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Page 12 - Good morrow, fool,' quoth I : ' No, sir,' quoth he, ' Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune. ' And then he drew a dial from his poke, And looking on it with lack-lustre eye, Says very wisely, ' It is ten o'clock : Thus may we see...
Page 77 - By day its voice is low and light ; But in the silent dead of night, Distinct as a passing footstep's fall, It echoes along the vacant hall, Along the ceiling, along the floor, And seems to say at each chamber-door, " Forever — never ! Never — forever!
Page 135 - Rules to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-days begin. EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day of March, and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 91 - Ye winds, that have made me your sport, Convey to this desolate shore Some cordial endearing report Of a land I shall visit no more. My friends, do they now and then send A wish or a thought after me ? O tell me I yet have a friend, Though a friend I am never to see.
Page 12 - twill be eleven; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; And thereby hangs a tale." When I did hear The motley Fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That Fools should be so deep- contemplative ; And I did laugh, sans intermission, An hour by his dial. — O noble Fool ! A worthy Fool ! Motley's the only wear.
Page 5 - ... whole science of geology, with its astounding revelations regarding the life of the ancient earth, having been created. The rigidity of old conceptions has been relaxed, the public mind being rendered gradually tolerant of the idea that not for six thousand, nor for sixty thousand, nor for six thousand thousand, but for aeons embracing untold millions of years, this earth has been the theatre of life and death.
Page 40 - Fawkes, which he and Percy had bought the day before, " to try conclusions for the long and short burning of the touchwood, with which he had prepared to give fire to the train of powder.
Page 12 - how the world wags : 'Tis but an hour ago, since it was nine ; And after one hour more, 't will be eleven ; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 49 - Gull, and while adhering to his ruling in that case, and remarking that " the admiralty may be styled, not improperly, that human providence that watches over the rights and interests of those 'who go down to the sea in ships and do their business on the great waters...

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