American Notes and Queries. V. 1, No. 1-4; Jan. 1-Apr. 1, 1857, Volume 1

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W. Brotherhead, 1857 - American literature - 160 pages
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Page 34 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus ; but use all gently ; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
Page 38 - A man's heart deviseth his way : but the LORD directeth his steps.
Page 8 - Flowers are born to blush unseen And waste their sweetness on the desert air.
Page 27 - I loved the man, and do honor his memory on this side idolatry as much as any. He was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature ; had an excellent fancy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility that sometime it was necessary he should be stopped.
Page 123 - Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two.
Page 128 - The object answered : Fox's abilities are amazing at so very early a period, especially under the circumstances of such a dissolute life. He was just arrived from Newmarket, had sat up drinking all night, and had not been in bed. How such talents make one laugh at Tully's rules for an orator, and his indefatigable application. His laboured orations are puerile in comparison with this boy's manly reason.
Page 159 - served his son at the table as server, bringing up the boar's head with trumpets before it, according to the manner, or general custom of the times.
Page 80 - History of the War with America, France, Spain and Holland, commencing in 1775, and ending in 1783, by John Andrews, 4 vols.
Page 84 - Five hundred millions, notes and bonds, Our stocks are worth in value; But neither lie in goods or lands, Or money, let me tell you. Yet though our foreign trade is lost, Of mighty wealth we vapour ; When all the riches that we boast Consists in scraps of paper...
Page 123 - For physic and farces his equal there scarce is— His farces are physic, his physic a farce is.

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