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Strana 396 - And oh ! may Heaven their simple lives prevent From luxury's contagion, weak and vile ! Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent, A virtuous populace may rise the while, And stand a wall of fire around their much-loved Isle. O Thou! who pour'd the patriotic tide That stream'd thro...
Strana 269 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Strana 627 - And the steed shall be red-roan, And the lover shall be noble, With an eye that takes the breath : And the lute he plays upon Shall strike ladies into trouble, As his sword strikes men to death.
Strana 238 - The objection arising from the impossibility of passing the first hour at Alexandria, and the next at Rome, supposes that when the play opens, the spectator really imagines himself at Alexandria, and believes that his walk to the theatre has been a voyage to Egypt, and that he lives in the days of Anthony and Cleopatra. Surely he that imagines this may imagine more.
Strana 240 - It will be asked how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with all the credit due to a drama. It is credited, whenever it moves, as a just picture of a real original ; as representing to the auditor what he would himself feel, if he were to do or suffer what is there feigned to be suffered or to be done. The reflection that strikes the heart is not that the evils before us are real evils, but that they are evils to which we ourselves may be exposed.
Strana 275 - To each according to his capacity ; to each capacity according to its works.
Strana 186 - And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem : and he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house ; he even took away all : and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
Strana 115 - Your mind is tossing on the ocean There, where your argosies with portly sail, Like signiors and rich burghers of the flood ; Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea Do overpeer the petty traffickers That curt'sy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.