The Rambler's Magazine: Or, Fashionable Emporium of Polite Literature ..., Volume 2

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Benbow, 1823
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Page 203 - But when contending chiefs blockade the throne, Contracting regal power to stretch their own, When I behold a factious band agree To call it freedom when themselves are free ; Each wanton judge new penal statutes draw, Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law...
Page 127 - Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.
Page 289 - To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart ; To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold : For this the tragic Muse first trod the stage...
Page 44 - Apollo and Daphne. An Epigram. When Phoebus was am'rous, and long'd to be rude, Miss Daphne cry'd Pish! and ran swift to the wood, And rather than do such a naughty affair, She became a fine laurel to deck the God's hair. The nymph was, no doubt, of a cold constitution; For sure to turn tree was an odd resolution!
Page 103 - ... any existence under heaven, (which in the depths of its wisdom tolerates all sorts of things) that is more truly odious and disgusting, than an impotent helpless creature, without civil wisdom or military skill, without a consciousness of any other qualification for power but his servility to it, bloated with pride and arrogance, calling for battles which he is not to fight...
Page 474 - A prison is a house of care. A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometimes a place of right. Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
Page 522 - I give and bequeath, When I'm laid underneath, To my two loving sisters most dear, The whole of my store, Were it twice as much more, Which God's goodness has...
Page 270 - And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.
Page 8 - Thy purpose firm, is equal to the deed : Who does the best his circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly ; angels could no more.
Page 276 - ... in the dark entry of the valley of the shadow of death ; raise yourselves to the leads of divine meditation ; fix the blanket of faith with the spike of the Church ; let yourselves down to the turner's house of resignation, and descend the stairs of humility. So shall you come to the door of deliverance from the prison of iniquity, and escape the clutches of that old executioner, the devil, who 'goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

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