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Page 272 - I can, at any rate, show that the experiments made with it at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century fully confirm the high encomium bestowed by Dioscorides upon his indicum.
Page 456 - Audacious ; but, that seat soon failing, meets A vast vacuity : all unawares, Fluttering his pennons vain, plumb down he drops Ten thousand' fathom deep, and to this hour Down had been falling, had not by ill chance The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud, Instinct with fire and nitre, hurried him As many miles aloft : that fury stayed, Quenched in a boggy Syrtis, neither sea, Nor good dry land : nigh foundered, on he fares Treading the crude consistence, half on foot, Half flying; behoves him...
Page 432 - A reposing state, in which the Hill were brought under us, not we obliged to mount it, might indeed for the present be more convenient; but, in the end, it could not be equally satisfying. Continuance of passive pleasure, it should never be forgotten, is here, as under all conditions of mortal existence, an impossibility. Everywhere in life, the true question is, not what we gain, but what we do...
Page 206 - ... three times a year; and in the valleys, the fields are seen shaven as close as a bowling-green, and all the inequalities clipped as with a pair of scissors. In Switzerland as in Norway, for the same reasons, the art of mowing seems to be carried to its highest pitch of perfection. As, however, the improvement of the lands in the...
Page 500 - Lordships judgment (which in the present case I feel is the Tribunal of my Country) and if, under all circumstances, it is decided that I am wrong, I ought, for the sake of our Country, to be superseded...
Page 490 - the Colossus of that Congress — the great pillar of support to the Declaration of Independence, and its ablest advocate and champion on the floor of the House, was John Adams.
Page 249 - Diss' egli a noi, guardate e attendete Alla miseria del maestro Adamo : Io ebbi vivo assai di quel eh' io volli, E ora, lasso ! un goccio! d' acqua bramo. Li ruscelletti, che de...
Page 249 - One drop of water now, alas ! I crave. The rills, that glitter down the grassy slopes Of Casentino, making fresh and soft The banks whereby they glide to Arno's stream, Stand ever in my view ; and not in vain ; For more the pictured semblance dries me up, Much more than the disease, which makes the flesh Desert these shrivel'd cheeks.