The Pleasures of Sight: A Poem ...

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J. Blackwell, 1829 - 96 pages
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Page i - Stood on my feet: about me round I saw Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, And liquid lapse of murmuring streams...
Page i - About me round I saw hill dale and shady woods and sunny plains, and liquid lapse of murmuring streams; by these, creatures that lived and moved and walked or flew ; birds on the branches warbling: all things smiled ; with fragrance and with joy my heart o'erflowed.
Page 94 - ... EMPEREUR EMPEREUR. NAPOLEON, may be traced in the above sized letters, although all the letters are not equally visible, the commencement " NAP" and " EMP" being the most distinct. The colour of the letters is almost white, and at first sight of the child they appear like rays, which make the eyes appear vivacious and sparkling. The accuracy of the inscriptions is much assisted by the stillness of the eye, on its being directed upwards, as to an object on the ceiling of the room, &c. ( and with...
Page 94 - ... above mentioned. This might be performed by a strong light, made by means of Mr. Argand's lamps, passing through coloured glasses, and falling on a defined part of a wall, with moveable blinds before them, which might communicate with the keys of a harpsichord; and thus produce at the same time visible and audible music in unison with each other.
Page 94 - ... metaphysical relationship between them. Sir Isaac Newton has observed, that the breadths of the seven primary colours in the Sun's image refracted by a prism are proportional to the seven musical notes of the gamut, or to the intervals of the eight sounds contained in an octave, that is, proportional to the following numbers: Sol. La. Fa. Sol. La. Mi. Fa. Sol. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet, 1111111 9 16 109 16 169 Newton's Optics, Book I.
Page 94 - NAPOLEON EMPEREUR EMPEREUR. NAPOLEON, may be traced in the above sized letters, although all the letters are not equally visible, the commencement " NAP" and " EMP" being the most distinct. The colour of the letters is almost white, and at first sight of the child they appear like rays, which make the eyes appear vivacious and sparkling. The accuracy of the inscriptions is much assisted by the stillness of the eye, on its being directed upwards, as to an...
Page 35 - When he put on the robe of honour, and was clothed with the perfection of glory, when he went up to the holy altar, he made the garments of holiness honourable.
Page 54 - To tranquillize, to sweelen, and draw out That converse mutual and reciprocal, Which passing from the lip into the ear, Doth make true hearts in friendship truer still. O Summer evening ! thou art dear to me As ever thou hast been. A boy, I loved To ramble and to mark thy various vest, As gorgeous when in sunset beauty...
Page 10 - ... volumes to the sea : But say, thou travell'd artist — say, my friend — Where is the spot afar, or where at home, In earth's wide circuit, or in Britain's isle, That in sweet combinations doth surpass This chaste and charming landscape ? Oh, I feel These scenes inspiring to my partial pen...
Page 39 - The land of Egypt is a land of wonders ! And sure that eye were dead to all attractions, That would not see, or seeing, saw unmoved, This Memphian miracle of ancient skill — The Nile, the lotus'd Nile of reverend story — The sphynx — the hieroglyphic'd obelisks — The ruin'd catacombs — old Pharoah's palace, All, all the wrecks and symbols strown about This broken cradle of the infant arts.

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