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Page 414 - On the other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heaven; he seemed For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels...
Page 451 - ... zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Page 440 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Page 27 - The earth is a point, not only in respect of the Heavens above us, but of that Heavenly and Celestial part within us: that mass of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my mind; that surface that tells the Heavens it hath an end, cannot persuade me I have any...
Page 56 - reminds me of a gentleman and lady with whom I travelled once ; I suppose I must call them gentleman and lady, according to form, because they travelled in their own coach and four horses. But at the first inn where we stopped, the lady called for — a pint of ale ! and when it came, quarrelled with the waiter for not giving full measure. Now, Madame Duval could not have done a grosser thing.
Page 70 - O darling room, my heart's delight ; Dear room, the apple of my sight ; With thy two couches, soft and white, There is no room so exquisite ; No little room so warm and bright, Wherein to read, wherein to write.
Page 49 - For he hadde geten him yet no benefice, Ne was nought worldly to have an office. For him was lever han at his beddes hed A twenty bokes, clothed in black or red, Of Aristotle, and his philosophie, Than robes riche, or fidel, or sautrie.
Page 125 - Ireland, do, respectively, upon notice thereof, forthwith issue out writs in due form and according to law, for calling a new Parliament. And We do hereby also, by this Our royal proclamation under Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom require writs forthwith to be issued accordingly by Our said...
Page 299 - There lay she praying, upwardly intent, Like a fair statue on a monument, With her two trembling hands together prest, Palm against palm, and pointing from her breast. She ceased, and turning slowly towards the wall, They saw her tremble sharply, feet and all, — Then suddenly be still. Near and more near They bent with pale inquiry and close ear ; — Her eyes were shut — no motion — not a breath — The gentle sufferer was at peace in death.