Descriptive essays, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1857
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Page 77 - Now them that are such we command and exhort, by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Page 267 - 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 267 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature...
Page 294 - The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds : but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Page 323 - One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear, When they reached the hall door, and the charger stood near; So light to the croupe the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung ! — "She is won ! we are gone, over bank, bush, and scaur ! They'll have fleet steeds that follow !
Page 281 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 320 - He call'd them untaught knaves, unmannerly, To bring a slovenly unhandsome corse Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
Page 90 - ... hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children...
Page 353 - The majority of the court is of opinion that the nature of the Indian title, which is certainly to be respected by all courts, until it be legitimately extinguished, is not such as to be absolutely repugnant to seisin in fee on the part of the State.
Page 237 - Ministers have declared in a despatch (which they themselves have published), that the terms of his Lordship's proclamation to the inhabitants of our Colonies have " appeared to her Majesty's Ministers calculated to impugn the reverence due to the Royal authority — to derogate from the character of the Imperial Legislature — to excite among the disaffected hopes of impunity, and to enhance the difficulties with which his Lordship's successor would have to contend ? " It is with the deepest regret...

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