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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties [By G.L. Craik]. Continuation
George Lillie Craik
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Page 150 - I have been the more particular in this description of my journey, and shall be so of my first entry into that city, that you may in your mind compare such unlikely beginnings with the figure I have since made there.
Page 92 - Come when it will, is equal to the need: —He who, though thus endued as with a sense And faculty for storm and turbulence, Is yet a Soul whose master-bias leans To home-felt pleasures and to gentle scenes; Sweet images! which, wheresoe'er he be, Are at his heart; and such fidelity It is his darling passion to approve; More brave for this, that he hath much to love...
Page 545 - Is. 6d. per vol. Naval and Military Heroes of Great Britain ; or, Calendar of Victory. Being a Record of British Valour and Conquest by Sea and Land, on every day In the year, from the time of William the Conqueror to the Battle of Inkermann. By Major JOHNS, RM, and Lieutenant PH NICOLAS, RM. Twenty-four Par
Page 56 - That what the greatest and choicest wits of Athens, Rome, or modern Italy, and those Hebrews of old did for their country, I in my proportion with this over and above of being a Christian, might do for mine : not caring to be once named abroad, though perhaps I could attain to that, but content with these British Islands as my world...
Page 200 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine: But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 549 - In this edition the notes are placed beneath the text, Humboldt's analytical ' Summaries and the passages hitherto suppressed are Included, and new and comprehensive Indices are added. — — Travels in America. In 3 vols. Views of Nature ; or, Contemplations of the Sublime Phenomena of Creation. Translated by EC OTTŁ and HG Bonn.
Page 150 - He gave me, accordingly, three great puffy rolls. I was surprised at the quantity, but took it, and, having no room in my pockets, walked off with a roll under each arm, and eating the other.
Page 148 - I took some of the tales and turned them into verse; and, after a time, when I had pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again.