The Chimney Corner Companion: Being a Selection of the Most Interesting, Amusing, and Authentic Descriptions and Anecdotes, of Men, Manners, and Things

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Knight and Lacey, 1827 - Anecdotes - 468 pages
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Page 335 - roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light: Then let the pealing organ blow To the full-voiced quire below In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into extasies, And bring all heaven before mine eyes.
Page 96 - clearly collected, that he does not use lunar. As first, because he distinguishes months and years in the history of the deluge, and of the life of Noah : as, " in the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,
Page 335 - II Penseroso:" But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high emhowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light: Then let the pealing organ blow To the full-voiced
Page 104 - days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift upon the earth. Fifteen cubits upwards did the waters prevail, and the mountains were covered.
Page 104 - end of all flesh is come before me ; for the earth is filled with violence ; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. And the flood was
Page 210 - Edinburgh.) A prison is a house of care, A place where none can thrive ; A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive ; Sometimes a place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
Page 460 - court, to be put to death by the severing of his head from his body, of which sentence execution remaineth to be done. These are therefore to will and require you to see the said sentence executed
Page 191 - There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal, whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent: for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead. However, such instruments are necessary to politicians ; aud perhaps it may be with states as with clocks, which must
Page 163 - fling- away ambition ; By that sin fell the angels ; how can man then, The image of his Maker, hope to win by it
Page 391 - corrupt: desire with David, my best sister, to understand the law of the Lord your God, live still to die, that you by death may purchase eternal life, and trust not that the tenderness of your age shall lengthen your life ; for unto God, when he calleth, all hours, times, and seasons

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