Willis's current notes: a series of articles on antiquities, biography, heraldry, history, language, literature, natural history, topography, &c. selected from original letters and documents addressed during the year ... to the publisher

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G. Willis, 1856
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Page 47 - Where the great vision of the guarded mount Looks toward Namancos and Bayona's hold; Look homeward, Angel, now, and melt with ruth, And, O ye dolphins, waft the hapless youth.
Page 14 - Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more.
Page 71 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Page 84 - This faded form! this pallid hue! This blood my veins is clotting in, My years are many — they were few When first I entered at the U— — niversity of Gottingen — — niversity of Gottingen.
Page 14 - But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...
Page 70 - Now for my life, it is a miracle of thirty years, which to relate, were not a history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound to common ears like a fable. For the world, I count it not an inn, but an hospital; and a place not to live, but to die in.
Page 3 - twill bring? " I shall add but one particular more; which is, that my scheme would most certainly provide for the poor, and that by an infallible (perhaps the only infallible) method, by removing the rich. Where there are no rich, there will of consequence be found no poor? for Providence hath in...
Page 97 - tis my will Thou wear this corollary. Nature ever, Finding discordant fortune, like all seed Out of its proper climate, thrives but ill. And were the world below content to mark And work on the foundation nature lays, It would not lack supply of excellence.
Page 86 - Christ His cross shall be my speed ! Teach me, Father John, to read, That in church on holy-day I may chant the psalm, and pray. Let me learn, that I may know What the shining windows show, With that bright Child in her hands, Where the lovely Lady stands.
Page 43 - I arrive, I will write over the door of my house these two Latin verses, in letters of gold : — ' Inveni portum. Spes et fortuna valete. Sat me lusistis, ludite nunc alios.

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