The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information ..., Volume 2

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John Aikin
Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807

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Página 233 - Therefore I hated life ; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Página 500 - Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest : go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven : and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Página 625 - An HISTORICAL VIEW of the RISE and PROGRESS of INFIDELITY, with a Refutation of its Principles and Reasonings, in a Series of Sermons preached for the Lecture founded by the Hon.
Página 582 - THOU, of all creation blest, Sweet insect ! that delight'st to rest Upon the wild wood's leafy tops, To drink the dew that morning drops, And chirp thy song with such a glee, That happiest kings may envy thee ! Whatever decks the velvet field, Whate'er the circling seasons yield, Whatever buds, whatever blows, For thee it buds, for thee it grows. Nor yet art thou the peasant's fear, To him thy friendly notes are dear ; For...
Página 19 - ... began to have a dew, or gentle sweat, arise on it, which increased by degrees, till the sweat ran down in drops on the face ; the brow turned to a lively and fresh colour, and the deceased opened one of her eyes, and shut it again ; and this opening the eye was done three several times ; she likewise thrust out the ring or marriage finger three times, and pulled it in again ; and the finger dropped blood from it on the grass.
Página 611 - I've strayed With Mary, rapture in my eyes! But now, alas! beneath their shade All that remains of Mary lies! Oh! can I e'er the scene forget? 'Twas such an evening — this the place, That first the lovely girl I met. And gazed upon her angel face. The West at Sol's departure blushed, And brightened to a crimson hue; Her cheek with kindred tints was flushed, And ah!
Página 179 - Depons, F., Travels in South America, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804; containing a description of the Captain-Generalship of Caraccas, and an account of the discovery, conquest, topography, legislature, commerce, finance, and natural productions of the country; with a view of the manners and customs of the Spaniards and the native Indians, translated from the French, two volumes, London, 1807.
Página 171 - The warrior captive pressed the stones, And lonely breathed unheeded moans, Despairing of the morn. That too is past — unsparing Time, Stern miner of the tower sublime, Its night of ages broke, Freedom and peace with radiant smile Now carol o'er the dungeon vile That cumb'rous ruins choak.
Página 30 - Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose : but still persist to read. And Homer will be all the books you need.
Página 232 - The most common faults respecting emphasis are laying so strong an emphasis on one word as to leave no power of. giving, a particular, force . to other words, which, though not equally, are in a certain degree em- phaiical ; and placing the greatest stress on conjunctive?

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