The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1808-26, Volume 16

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J. Ballantyne and Company, 1824 - Europe
 

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Page 133 - 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 451 - Far down, and shining through their stillness lies ! Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal Argosies. — Sweep o'er thy spoils, thou wild and wrathful Main...
Page 451 - Yet more ! the billows and the depths have more ! High hearts and brave are gathered to thy breast ! They hear not now the booming waters roar, The battle-thunders will not break their rest. Keep thy red gold and gems, thou stormy grave...
Page 455 - 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 commune there alone with God.
Page 454 - 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 452 - That light of dreaming soul appears To play from thoughts above thy years. Thou smil'st as if thy soul were soaring To heaven, and heaven's God adoring! And who can tell what visions high May bless an infant's sleeping eye! What brighter throne can brightness find To reign on than an infant's mind, Ere sin destroy or error dim The glory of the seraphim?
Page 452 - O'er youth's bright locks, and beauty's flowery crown : Yet must thou hear a voice — Restore the dead ! Earth shall reclaim her precious things from thee ! — Restore the dead, thou sea ! BRING FLOWERS.
Page 170 - That this House is anxious for the accomplishment of this purpose, at the earliest period that shall be compatible with the well-being of the Slaves themselves, with the safety of the Colonies, and with a fair and equitable consideration of the interests of private property.
Page 12 - We are commanded by his Majesty to inform you, that, since he last met you in Parliament, his Majesty's efforts have been unremittingly exerted to preserve the peace of Europe. " Faithful to the principles which his Majesty has promulgated to the world, as constituting the rule of his conduct, his...
Page 42 - ... political institutions : and so long as the struggles 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,...

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