Bentley's miscellany

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Page 559 - SMALL service is true service while it lasts : Of humblest Friends, bright Creature ! scorn not one : The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dew-drop from the Sun.
Page 304 - I have already pointed out in the useful arts then takes place in the fine arts ; the productions of artists are more numerous, but the merit of each production is diminished. No longer able to soar to what is great, they cultivate what is pretty and elegant ; and appearance is more attended to than reality. In aristocracies a few great pictures are produced ; in democratic countries, a vast number of insignificant ones.
Page 94 - Whereas the distressed estate of Ireland, steeped in her own blood, and the distracted estate of England, threatened with a cloud of blood by a civil war...
Page 96 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Page 360 - STAND, thou great bulwark of man's liberty ! Thou rock of shelter, rising from the wave, Sole refuge to the overwearied brave Who planned, arose, and battled to be free, Fell undeterred, then sadly turned to thee ; — Saved the free spirit from their country's grave, To rise again, and animate the slave, When God shall ripen all things. Britons, ye Who guard the sacred outpost, not in vain Hold your proud peril ! Freemen undefiled, Keep watch and ward ! Let battlements be piled Around your...
Page 603 - Ann Page, There was no great love between us at the beginning, and it pleased Heaven to decrease it on further acquaintance.
Page 304 - In the confusion of all ranks every one hopes to appear what he is not, and makes great exertions to succeed in this object. This sentiment indeed, which is but too natural to the heart of man, does not originate in the democratic principle; but that principle applies it to material objects. To mimic virtue is of every age; but the hypocrisy of luxury belongs more particularly to the ages of democracy.
Page 607 - Oh that I had the wings of a dove, that I might flee away and be at rest;" for I felt that there could be no rest for me in the midst of such outrages and pollutions.
Page 293 - Washington symbolizes, in 422 423 aп obscure manner, the whole country ; for it is built on an English plan — none other than that devised by Sir Christopher Wren for the rebuilding of London after the great fire, rejected then and there, because of its " magnificent distances," unsuited to an area so valuable, but called up and adopted when Major L'Enfant, the
Page 580 - From the mutilated state of many of the corpses, and the contents of the kettles, it is evident that our wretched countrymen had been driven to the last resource - cannibalism - as a means of prolonging existence.

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