The Popular Educator, Volumes 1-2

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Page 81 - fringed with a beard made white with other snows than those of age, thy forehead wrapped in clouds, a leafless branch thy sceptre, and thy throne a sliding car, indebted to no wheels, but urged by storms along its slippery way, I love thee, all unlovely as thou seemest, and dreaded as thou art
Page 120 - the vivid planets roll, and stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole; o'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, and tip with silver every mountain's head ; then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, a flood of glory bursts from all the skies ; the conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Page 311 - Here die I, Richard Grcnville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life, as a true soldier ought to do, fighting for his country, Queen, religion, and honour, leaving behind the lasting fame of having behaved as every valiant soldier is in
Page 376 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood. Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres. Thy knotted and combined
Page 120 - In sleep's serene oblivion laid, I've safely passed the silent night ; again I see the breaking shade, again behold the morning light. New-born, I bless the waking hour ; once more, with awe, rejoice to be ; my conscious soul resumes her power, and soars, my guardian God, to thee. That deeper shade shall break away ; that deeper sleep shall
Page 120 - were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver, and tortured them with pains unspeakable, for never
Page 188 - was sought, I do aver, by twenty beaux, and more; the king himself has followed her— when she has walked before. But now her wealth and finery fled, her hangers-on cut short all ; her doctors found, when she was dead — her last disorder mortal. Let us lament, in Borrow sore ; for Kent Street well may say, that had she
Page 169 - which is appropriate to my subject :— " We are little airy creatures, All of different voice and features ; One of us in glass is set, One of us you'll find in jet ; T'other you may see in tin, And a fourth a box within ; If the fifth you should pursue. It can never fly from you.
Page 298 - sage and holy, Hail, diviuest melancholy .' Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight ; And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue,
Page 365 - or distance between the centre of the two points in the gold studs in the straight brass rod now in the custody of the Clerk of the House of Commons, whereon the words 'Standard Yard, 1760,' are engraved." The Act further states that in the latitude of London the pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in

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