Portraits of men of eminence, with biographical memoirs; the photographs by E. Edwards, ed. by L. Reeve [and] (E. Walford). 6 vols. [the 6th wanting the title-leaf].

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Lovell Augustus Reeve
1863
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Page 108 - ... day boils at last: Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim Where spurting and suppressed it lay, For not a froth-flake touched the rim Of yonder gap in the solid gray Of the eastern cloud, an hour away; But forth one wavelet, then another, curled, Till the whole sunrise, not to be suppressed, Rose, reddened, and its seething breast Flickered in bounds, grew gold, then overflowed the world. Oh Day, if I squander a wavelet of thee, A mite of my twelve hours...
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Page 108 - Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King, Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing : And, pressing a troop unable to stoop And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop, Marched them along, fifty-score strong, Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.
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Page 108 - DAY! Faster and more fast, O'er night's brim, day boils at last : Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim Where spurting and suppressed it lay. For not a froth-flake touched the rim Of yonder gap in the solid gray Of the eastern cloud, an hour away ; But forth one wavelet, then another, curled, Till the whole sunrise, not to be suppressed, Rose, reddened, and its seething breast Flickered in bounds, grew gold, then overflowed...
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Page 146 - ... at the same time I sent the notes I had taken at his lectures. The answer, which makes all the point of my communication, I send you in the original, requesting you to take great care of it, and to let me have it back, for you may imagine how much I value it.
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Page 90 - Of late years, with the exception of the cantatas written to order — the May Queen for Leeds ; that for the opening of the great International Exhibition of 1862 ; the fantasia-overture, ' Paradise and the Peri,' for the Jubilee Concert of the Philharmonic Society ; and his Ode for the installation of the Duke of Devonshire as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge...

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