The Napoleon Ballads


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Página 4 - Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning — little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door, Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore.
Página 13 - And the broad streams of pikes and flags rushed down each roaring street; And broader still became the blaze, and louder still the din, As fast from every village round the horse came spurring in...
Página 78 - American edition of his writings ; but his place in our literary affections remains as high as ever. The desideratum of which we speak, is now to be supplied by Mr. Putnam ; and we are now to have an elegant uniform edition of the works of our foremost writer in the belles-lettres department of literature.
Página 12 - That time of slumber was as bright and busy as the day; For swift to east and swift to west the ghastly war-flame spread, High on St. Michael's Mount it shone: it shone on Beachy Head, Far on the deep the Spaniard saw, along each southern shire, Cape beyond cape, in endless range, those twinkling points of fire.
Página 80 - We cannot close without once more congratulating Mr. Layard on his success as a writer, as well as a discoverer ; we repeat, that taking this only as a book of travels, we have read none for a long time more entertaining and instructive.
Página 35 - Sawg, and eau de vie. Who's afraid a child to kill ? Who respects a shopman's till ? Who would pay a tailor's bill ? Let him turn and flee. Who would burst a goldsmith's door, Shoot a dun, or sack a store ? Let him arm, and go before — That is, follow me I See the mob, to madness riled, Up the barricades have piled ; In amongst them, man and child, Unrelentingly I Shoot the men ! there's scarcely one In a dozen got a gun ; Stop them, if they try to run, With artillery I Shoot the boys ! each one...
Página 82 - Magazines. 2. Good paper, good "print," and portable form, both for the traveller's pocket, and to bind for the library. 3. Books that are worth reading and worth preserving. 4. A large amount of reading for a small price. VOLUMES PUBLISHED. I.— HOME AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY ; or, Chapters on EveryDay Topics. From
Página 80 - This is, we think, THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY WORK OF THE PRESENT AGE, whether with reference to the wonderful discoveries it describes, its remarkable verification of our early bilbical history, or of the talent, courage, and perseverance of its author.

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