Penny cyclopaedia of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge, Volume 23 (Google eBook)

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C. Knight, 1842 - Reference
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Page 98 - It was believed by some (upon what ground was never clear enough) that he made that haste then to accuse the lord Say, and some others, of having . induced the Scots to invade the kingdom: but he was scarce entered into the house of peers, when the message from the house of commons was called in, and when Mr. Pym at the bar, and in the name of all the commons of England, impeached Thomas earl of Strafford (with the addition of all his other titles) of high treason...
Page 43 - IX father was a little smart man, active to the last degree in all exercises, most patient of fatigue and disappointments, of which it pleased God to give him full measure. He was, in his temper, somewhat rapid and hasty, but of a kindly sweet disposition, void of all design, and so innocent in his own intentions that he suspected no one; so that you might have cheated him. ten times a day, if nine had not been sufficient for your purpose.
Page 184 - There are many animals, who though far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime, because they are considered as objects of terror. As serpents and poisonous animals of almost all kinds.
Page 205 - s Translation of the Comedies of Terence. The second editionLondon. 8. Vol. I. p. Ixv-lxxxiii. 1790 The Lives of the first twelve Caesars, translated from the Latin of C. Suetonius Tranquillus, with Annotations and a Review of the Government and Literature of the different Periods.
Page 185 - ANOTHER source of the sublime is infinity ; if it does not rather belong to the last, (infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of delightful horror, which is the most genuine effect, and truest test of the sublime.
Page 50 - I have seen one during a battle absolutely rip his opponent quite open, so that he sank to the bottom and died. I have occasionally known three or four parts of the tub taken possession of by as many other little tyrants, who guard their territories with the strictest vigilance, and the slightest invasion invariably brings on a battle.
Page 184 - The passions which belong to self-preservation turn on pain and danger; they are simply painful when their causes immediately affect us; they are delightful when we have an idea of pain and danger, without being actually in such circumstances...
Page 295 - She will cheat, though it be for a little. Then she has had her gallants, though, may be, not so many as some ladies here...
Page 145 - Complete View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, &c., of the Inhabitants of England from the arrival of the Saxons till the Reign of Henry VIII.
Page 23 - ... of his approaching day, licking and dressing himself like a cat ; an operation which the flexibility of his neck and limbs enabled him to perform very completely; he was then ready for a slight breakfast, after which he commonly took a short nap, but when the sun was quite set, he recovered all his vivacity.

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