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Page 163 - So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found; Among the faithless faithful only he; Among innumerable false unmoved. Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single.
Page 269 - His praise, ye winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, ye pines, With every plant in sign of worship wave. Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow Melodious murmurs, warbling tune His praise. Join voices, all ye living souls ! Ye birds, That singing up to heaven-gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes His praise.
Page 102 - Yet his real power is not shown in the splendour of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable and the tenor of his dialogue ; and he that tries to recommend him by select quotations will succeed like the pedant in Hierocles, who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen.
Page 152 - When that nameless thing which has been lately set up in France was described as " the most stupendous and glorious edifice of liberty, which had been erected on the foundation of human integrity in any time or country...
Page 191 - ... all the habitudes of life, rendered him the centre of a very great and unparalleled variety of agreeable societies, which will be dissipated by his death. He had too much merit not to provoke some jealousy, too much innocence to provoke any enmity.
Page 336 - ... he is still a creature. His ribs, his fins, his whalebone, his blubber, the very spiracles through which he spouts a torrent of brine against his origin, and covers me all over with the spray, everything of him and about him is from the throne.
Page 482 - ... order; but when the high roads are broken up and the waters out, when a new and troubled scene is opened, and the file affords no precedent, then it is that a greater knowledge of mankind, and a far more extensive comprehension of things is requisite, than ever office gave, or than office can ever give.
Page 158 - ... upon the whole matter in issue; be it therefore declared and enacted, &c. &c., that on every such trial, the jury sworn to try the issue may give a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter put in issue upon such indictment or information...
Page 248 - Now wrangling and grumbling to keep up the ball ! Now teasing and vexing, yet laughing at all ! In short, so provoking a devil was Dick, That we wish'd him full ten times a day at Old Nick; But, missing his mirth and agreeable vein, As often we wish'd to have Dick back again.