The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 33

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E. Littell & T. Holden, 1838
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Page 47 - Afar in the desert I love to ride, With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side: When the sorrows of life the soul o'ercast, And, sick of the Present, I cling to the Past; When the eye is suffused with regretful tears, And shadows of things that have long
Page 48 - With the death-fraught firelock in my hand— The only law of the Desert Land! Afar in the desert I love to ride, With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side: Away—away in the Wilderness vast, Where the White Man's foot hath never passed, And the quivered
Page 112 - When geese and pullen are seduc'd, And sows of sucking pigs are chous'd. When cattle feel indisposition, And need th' opinion of physician ; When murrain reigns in hogs or sheep, And chickens languish of the pip ; When yeast and outward means do fail, And have no power to work on ale ; When butter does refuse
Page 322 - conflict between inclination and duty is over, and virtue and self-indulgence are the same. Some decline of his intellectual powers was perceptible to the friends of his earlier and more active days; but 'To things immortal time can do no wrong. And that which never is to die, for ever must be
Page 69 - sonorous voice the formula of Macbeth— 'Fill full ! I drink to the general joy of the whole table " This was followed by ' the King, God bless him ." and second came, ' Gentlemen, there is another toast which never has been nor shall be omitted in this house
Page 77 - been not long since, I think my heart will break. Lonely, aged, deprived of my family, all but poor Anne ; an impoverished, an embarrassed man, deprived of the sharer of my thoughts and counsels, who could always talk down my sense of the calamitous apprehensions which break the heart that must bear them alone.
Page 321 - in the name of God, and in the power of his might, till even American slavery, the vilest that ever saw the sun, shall vanish away before it. That He who has guided you from your youth up, may continue to strengthen you in this and all things, is the prayer of, dear sir, your affectionate servant, •February 24, 1791. 'My dear Sir,
Page 74 - Not profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for edification, for building up or elevating, in any shape ! The sick heart will find no healing here, the darkly strugg-ling heart no guidance : the Heroic that is in all men no divine awakening voice. We say, therefore, that they do not found themselves on deep interests,
Page 113 - reader, in this stage of the business at all events, the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter. For a long time after he was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to
Page 114 - humble, half-starved drudge—to be cuffed and buffeted through the world, despised by all, and pitied by none. Oliver cried lustily. If he could have known that he was an orphan, left to the tender mercies of churchwardens and overseers, perhaps he would have cried the louder* CHAPTER THE SECOND Treats of Oliver

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