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Page 131 - I JOY, dear Mother, when I view Thy perfect lineaments, and hue Both sweet and bright : Beauty in thee takes up her place, And dates her letters from thy face, When she doth write.
Page 28 - OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
Page 336 - Tuesday next after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, in the 45th year of our reign.
Page 25 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Page 124 - I protest and vow, I even study thrift, and yet I am scarce able with much ado to make one half year's allowance shake hands with the other: and yet if a book of four or five shillings come in my way, I buy it, though I fast for it; yea, sometimes of ten shillings...
Page 156 - Birth, and the several and respective Heirs Male of the Body and Bodies of all and every such Son and Sons lawfully issuing, the elder of such Sons and the Heirs Male of his Body...
Page 121 - I remember an instance ; when I published the Plan for my Dictionary, Lord Chesterfield told me that the word great should be pronounced so as to rhyme to state ; and Sir William Yonge sent me word that it should be pronounced so as to rhyme to seat, and that none but an Irishman would pronounce it grait. Now here were two men of the highest rank, the one, the best speaker in the House of Lords, the other, the best speaker in the House of Commons, differing entirely.
Page 132 - THERE are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing.
Page 124 - Sir, if there be any truth in me, I find it - little enough to keep me in health. You know I was sick last vacation, neither am I yet recovered ; so that I am fain ever and anon to buy somewhat tending towards my health, for infirmities are both painful and costly. Now this Lent I am forbid utterly to eat any fish, so that I am fain to diet in my chamber at mine own cost ; for in our public halls, you know, is nothing but fish and white meats.
Page 129 - TO MY SUCCESSOR. If thou chance for to find A new house to thy mind, And built without thy cost: Be good to the poor, As God gives thee store, And then my labour's not lost.

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