The Philadelphia souvenir: a collection of fugitive pieces from the Philadelphia press

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John Elihu Hall
Published at the Port folio office, by Harrison Hall, William Brown, printer, 1826 - American literature - 212 pages
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Page 112 - Graced as thou art, with all the power of words, So known, so honour'd, at the house of lords...
Page 102 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 148 - Jack and Gill went up the hill To draw a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Gill came tumbling after.
Page 124 - The guarded gold; so eagerly the fiend O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 91 - I can now excuse all his foibles ; impute them to age, and to distress of circumstances; the last of these considerations wrings my very soul to think on. For a man of high spirit, conscious of having, at least in one production, generally pleased the world, to be plagued and threatened by wretches that are low in every sense ; to be forced to drink himself into pains of the body, in order to get rid of the pains of the mind, is a misery.
Page ii - An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 124 - They heard, and were abashed, and up they sprung Upon the wing ; as when men, wont to watch, On duty sleeping found by whom they dread, Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake.
Page 4 - Yet, yet forgive me, oh ye sacred few, Whom late by Delaware's green banks I knew; Whom, known and loved through many a social eve, 'Twas bliss to live with, and 'twas pain to leave.
Page 145 - ... liable, and we anticipate his immediate rise to resume his labors. But how are we undeceived by the heart-rending tale that Jack fell down And broke his crown— Nothing now remains but to deplore the premature fate of the unhappy John. The mention of the crown has much perplexed the commentators. But my learned reader will doubtless agree with me in conjecturing that, as the crown is often used metaphorically for the head, and as that part is, or, without any disparagement to the unfortunate...
Page 100 - In different courses different tempers run ; He hates the moon : I sicken at the sun. Wound up at twelve at noon, his clock goes right ; Mine better goes, wound up at twelve at night.

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