The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 16

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Walter Scott
John Ballantyne and Company, 1824 - Europe


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Page 440 - Night is the time for dreams ; The gay romance of life, When truth that is and truth that seems Blend in fantastic strife ; Ah '. visions less beguiling far Than waking dreams by daylight are ! Night is the time for toil ; To plough the classic field, Intent to find the buried spoil Its wealthy furrows yield ; Till all is ours that sages taught, That poets sang or heroes wrought. Night is the time to weep ; To wet with unseen tears Those graves of memory where sleep The joys of other years ; •...
Page 437 - Yet more, the Depths have more! — What wealth untold Far down, and shining through their stillness lies! Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal Argosies.
Page 115 - As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Page 440 - NIGHT is the time for rest ; How sweet, when labours close, To gather round an aching breast The curtain of repose, Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head Down on our own delightful bed...
Page 380 - The High Price of Bullion a Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes.
Page 441 - Beyond the starry pole, Descries athwart the abyss of night The dawn of uncreated light Night is the time to pray : Our Saviour oft withdrew To desert mountains far away, So will his followers do ; Steal from the throng to haunts untrod, And hold communion there with God.
Page 30 - Disclaiming in the most solemn manner any intention of appropriating to himself the smallest portion of the late Spanish possessions in America, his majesty is satisfied that no attempt will be made by France, to bring under her dominion any of those possessions, either by conquest, or by cession, from Spain.
Page 163 - That through a determined and persevering, but, at the same time, judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the Slave Population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects.
Page 42 - Orders of the House, examined the matters to them referred ; and have agreed to the following REPORT...
Page 28 - ... and disturbances of Spain should be confined within the circle of her own territory, they could not be admitted by the British government to afford any plea for foreign interference. If the end of the last, and the beginning of the present century, saw all Europe combined against France, it was not on account of the internal changes which France thought necessary for her own political and civil reformation, but because she attempted to propagate, first her principles, and afterwards her dominion,...

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