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Page 380 - If thou art worn and hard beset With sorrows, that thou wouldst forget, If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep, Go to the woods and hills! — No tears Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Page 417 - em censure : what care I ? The herd of critics I defy. Let the wretches know, I write, Regardless of their grace, or spite. No, no : the fair, the gay, the young Govern the numbers of my song. All that they approve is sweet, And all is sense that they repeat. Bid the warbling Nine retire : Venus, string thy servant's lyre : Love shall be my endless theme : Pleasure shall triumph over Fame : And when these maxims I decline...
Page 252 - Leviathan, which God of all his works Created hugest that swim th' Ocean stream: Him haply slumb'ring on the Norway foam The Pilot of some small...
Page 47 - What's done is done, and she is dead beside, Dead long ago, and I am Bishop since, And as she died so must we die ourselves, And thence ye may perceive the world's a dream.
Page 468 - Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Page 66 - The Discovery of a Gaping Gulf whereinto England is like to be swallowed by another French marriage, if the Lord forbid not the banns by letting her Majesty see the sin and punishment thereof.
Page 176 - ... live in the East End of London. That seems a good-sized population for an utterly unknown town. They have no institutions of their own to speak of, no public buildings of any importance, no municipality, no gentry, no carriages, no soldiers, no picture-galleries, no theatres, no opera — they have nothing.
Page 38 - States, formed in the previous year, and the constitution provided that its main object should be 'to unite all persons engaged or interested in library work, for the purpose of promoting the best possible administration of existing libraries and the formation of new ones where desirable. It shall also aim at the encouragement of bibliographical research.
Page 391 - Wales, or elected under the Provisions of any Local Act of Parliament for the Government of any Parish by Vestries, in which Parishes it shall mean such Select Vestry, and shall also mean, any Body of Persons, by whatever Name distinguished, acting, by virtue of any Act of Parliament, Prescription, Custom, or otherwise, as or instead of a Vestry or Select Vestry...