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Page 66 - So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky...
Page 227 - Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: and join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
Page 319 - An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever...
Page 175 - MONMOUTH'S HISTORY, one in Latin, the remainder, I believe, in Welsh. [One of the Welsh copies appeared to have been written about the latter end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century, at the latest, and was remarkable for the correct orthography of the proper names. In a note at the end, but which was written in a later hand, this copy was said to have been taken from the last copy published by Geoffrey.] A WELSH CHRONICLE. The STATUTE OF WESTMINSTER. An ESSAY on the WELSH...
Page 308 - Harke how the minstrels gin to shrill aloud Their merry musick that resounds from far, The pipe, the tabor, and the trembling Croud, That well agree withouten breach or jar. But most of all the damzels doe delite, When they their tymbrels...
Page 74 - Warwick having ordered his battle, so as betweene every two horses there stood a cross-bowman, so gauled the Welsh with the shot of the quarrels, that the spear-men fell apace, and then the horse, breaking in easily upon the rest, bare them down with so great a slaughter as the Welsh had never received before.
Page 107 - The three necessary, but reluctant, duties of the bards of the isle of Britain : secresy for the sake of peace and the public good ; invective lamentation demanded by justice ; and the unsheathing of the sword against the lawless and depredatory. For the remainder of these " Institutional Triads,
Page 115 - Bard, or Primitive Bard Positive, according to the rights, voice, and usage of the Bardic Conventions, whose office it is to superintend and regulate ; the Ovate, according to poetical genius, exertion, and contingency, whose province it is to act from the impulse of poetical inspiration ; and the Druid, according to the reason, nature, and necessity of things, whose duty it is to instruct.
Page 310 - In their musical concerts they do not sing in unison like the inhabitants of other countries, but in many different parts; so that in a company of singers, which one very frequently meets with in Wales, you will hear as many different parts and voices as there are performers, who all at length unite, with organic melody, in one consonance and the soft sweetness of B flat.
Page 85 - DEAR PYERS. — I hope you will excuse me for asking for the 4 you owe me for the pair of oxen; but I want the money to make up 20, to send my son to Oxford next week. , " I am, Dear Pyers, your's, &c. " ROGER MOSTYN. " Postscriptum — How does your head this morning? mine aches confoundedly.

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