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Page 296 - Give ample room and verge enough The characters of hell to trace. Mark the year and mark the night When Severn shall re-echo with affright The shrieks of death thro...
Page 347 - And latent metals innocently glow : Approach. Great Nature studiously behold ! And eye the mine without a wish for gold. Approach ; but awful ! lo ! the ^Egerian grot Where, nobly pensive, St. John sat and thought ; Where British sighs from dying Wyndham stole, And the bright flame was shot through Marchmont's soul. Let such, such only, tread this sacred floor, Who dare to love their country and be poor ! These lines were sent to St.
Page 273 - Here Ouse, slow winding through a level plain Of spacious meads with cattle sprinkled o'er, Conducts the eye along his sinuous course Delighted.
Page 271 - In days of old here Ampthill's towers were seen, The mournful refuge of an injured queen. Here flow'd her pure, but unavailing; tears ; Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet freedom hence her radiant banners waved, And love avenged a realm by priests enslaved. From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from Henry's lawless bed.
Page 512 - German, Spanish, and English. The view which the author has taken of the standard productions, whether tragic or comic, is ingenious and just, and his reasonings on the principles of taste are as satisfactory as they are profound.
Page 10 - Saxon hands : 0 ye Northumbrian shades, which overlook The rocky pavement and the mossy falls Of solitary Wensbeck's limpid stream; How gladly I recall your well-known seats Beloved of old, and that delightful time When all alone, for many a summer's day, 1 wandered through your calm recesses, led In silence by some powerful hand unseen.
Page 212 - The face of the whole district is described by a modern writer to be "one vast plain, stretching beyond the reach of sight ; interrupted on the southern side by one or two ridges of comparatively high land, but in all its northern portion presenting only some small elevations, which just lift the villages seated upon them above the general level. This whole tract is naturally a marsh, subject to be laid under water in rainy seasons by the rivers which creep through it to the sea, and rendered habitable...
Page 511 - A Treatise on the Nature, Economy, and Practical Management of Bees ; in which the various Systems of the British and Foreign Apiarians are examined, and the most improved Methods laid down for effectually preserving the Lives of the Bees. Containing, also...
Page 431 - On the sea The sunbeams tremble, and the purple light Illumes the dark Bolerium ; seat of storms. High are his granite rocks ; his frowning brow Hangs o'er the smiling ocean. In his caves There sleep the haggard spirits of the storm.
Page 162 - Indeed too beautiful to be much in unison with that variety of horrors art has spread at the bottom: the noise of the forges, mills, &c. with all their vast machinery, the flames bursting from the furnaces with the burning of the coal and the smoak of the lime kilns, are altogether sublime, and would unite well with craggy and bare rocks, like St.