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Page 171 - Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Page 130 - The second * day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to' be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.
Page 40 - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, — what is knowledge but grieving ? He may live without hope, — what is hope but deceiving ? He may live without love, — what is passion but pining ? But where is the man that can live without dining ? XX.
Page 167 - And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: and let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
Page 166 - About the cart, hear, how the rout Of rural younglings raise the shout ; Pressing before, some coming after, Those with a shout, and these with laughter. Some bless the cart; some kiss the sheaves; Some prank them up with oaken leaves...
Page 130 - an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander-in-chief of the American navy ; being a yellow flag, with a lively representation of a rattlesnake in the middle in the attitude of going to strike, and these words underneath,
Page 364 - I have gone through a life of wonders and am the subject of a vast variety of providences. I have been fed more by miracle than Elijah, when the ravens were his purveyors. I have some time ago summed up the scenes of my life in this distich: " ' No man has tasted differing fortunes more; And thirteen times I have been rich and poor.
Page 139 - Sibyl — the thirtieth was at the Trojan war and Helen her name — the thirty-eighth was Queen Semiramis — the sixtieth was Eve, the mother of mankind. So much for the 'Old woman that lives under the hill, And if she's not gone she lives there still.
Page 193 - Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick, Tho' he gave his name to our old Nick. Hudibras, Part III. Canto I. But, we believe, there is a schism on this subject among the antiquarians.