The Miniature, a Periodical Paper

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Printed and sold for the author, by C. Knight, 1805 - English essays - 368 pages
 

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Page 358 - And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 'And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Page 356 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley and rejoiceth in his strength; He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword.
Page 43 - Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Page 219 - ... a mind full of ideas, will be apt in speaking to hesitate upon the choice of both ; whereas common speakers have only one set of ideas, and one set of words to clothe them in; and these are always ready at the mouth : so people come faster out of a church when it is almost empty, than when a crowd is at the door.
Page 256 - ... supposes the soul to be of the nature of a piano-cylindrical speculum, or lookingglass ; that the plain side was made by God Almighty, but that the devil afterwards wrought the other side into a cylindrical figure. The plain side represents objects just as they are; and the cylindrical side, by the rules of catoptrics, must needs represent true objects false, and false objects true ; but the cylindrical side being much the larger surface, takes in a greater compass of visual rays.
Page 356 - He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Page 163 - cui verba? quid istas succinis ambages? tibi luditur. effluis amens, 20 contemnere. sonat vitium percussa, maligne respondet viridi non cocta fidelia limo. udum et molle lutum es, nunc nunc properandus et acri fingendus sine fine rota, sed rure paterno est tibi far modicum, purum et sine labe salinum 25 (quid metuas?) cultrixque foci secura patella.
Page 303 - Then gay ideas crowd the vacant brain, While peers, and dukes, and all their sweeping train, And garters, stars, and coronets appear, And in soft sounds, ' Your Grace
Page 28 - When conquer'd Greece brought in her captive arts, " She triumph'd o'er her savage conquerors' hearts ; " Taught our rough verse its numbers to refine, " And our rude style with elegance to shine.
Page 223 - tis practised even by country wives ; Poisoning without regard of fame or fear, And spotted corpse are frequent on the bier. Wouldst thou to honours and preferments climb? Be bold in mischief, dare some mighty crime, Which dungeons, death, or banishment deserves; For virtue is but dryly praised, and starves.

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