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Addison appear attempt become better body called carried cause century character Christianity Church circumstances colour common considerable course critic divine doctrine effect England English equally established existence expression fact faith favour force former France French give given Government Greek hand head heretics human important influence interest Italy known labour language Latin latter learned least less light literary living London look manner means ment mind moral nature never object observation once original period persons political position possession practical present principle prisoners punishment question reader reason received Reformation regard religion religious remains remarkable respect result Rome Russian seems society spirit success taken taste things thought tion true truth volume whole writings
Page 118 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
Page 425 - One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head ; to make the head requires two or three distinct operations ; to put it on is a peculiar business, to whiten the pins is another ; it is even a trade by itself to put them into the paper ; and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which, in some manufactories, are all performed by distinct...
Page 414 - My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Page 387 - If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me,
Page 387 - The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Page 25 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page 274 - Ah ! since dark days still bring to light Man's prudence and man's fiery might, Time may restore us in his course Goethe's sage mind and Byron's force ; But where will Europe's latter hour Again find Wordsworth's healing power ? Others will teach us how to dare, And against fear our breast to steel ; Others will strengthen us to bear — But who, ah ! who, will make us feel ? The cloud of mortal destiny...
Page 112 - To fainting squadrons sent the timely aid, Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform. Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Page 47 - ... the end of the last and the commencement of the present century.