The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 2

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Yale Literary Society, 1837

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Page 120 - But now his nose is thin, And it rests upon his chin Like a staff, And a crook is in his back, And a melancholy crack In his laugh.
Page 264 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 282 - The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature. You stand on a very high point of land. On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain an hundred miles to seek a vent.
Page 123 - Certainly a man has a right to do what he likes with his own, but then every man who does so must make up his mind to certain little penalties.
Page 120 - I wrote some lines once on a time In wondrous merry mood, And thought, as usual, men would say They were exceeding good. " They were so queer, so very queer, I laughed as I would die; Albeit, in the general way, A sober man am I. " I called my servant, and he came ; How kind it was of him, To mind a slender man like me, He of the mighty limb. "
Page 282 - But the distant finishing which nature has given to the picture is of a very different character. It is a true contrast to the fore-ground. It is as placid and delightful, as that is wild and tremendous.
Page 253 - Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
Page 121 - He read the next; the grin grew broad, And shot from ear to ear; He read the third; a chuckling noise I now began to hear. " The fourth ; he broke into a roar; The fifth ; his waistband split; The sixth ; he burst five buttons off, And tumbled in a fit.
Page 290 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20. For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21. (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) 22.
Page 121 - I exclaimed, And, in my humorous way, I added (as a trifling jest) , "There'll be the devil to pay." He took the paper, and I watched, And saw him peep within; At the first line he read, his face Was all upon the grin.

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