Chips from the Workshop. Parnassus, The Outlaw's Dream, Or The Old Man's Counsel, and Other Poems

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Hitchcock & Stafford, printers, 1843 - 180 pages

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Page 58 - The critic eye, that microscope of wit, Sees hairs and pores, examines bit by bit : How parts relate to parts or they to whole ; The body's harmony, the beaming soul, Are things which Kuster, Burman, Wasse shall see, When man's whole frame is obvious to a flea.
Page 55 - ... of Lord Orford,) were, for the most part, as completely out of my reach, as a crown and sceptre. There was indeed a resource ; but the utmost caution and secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl: for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent...
Page 56 - Having been compelled by his necessities to contract debts, and hunted, as is supposed by the terriers of the law, he retired to a public house on Tower Hill, where he is said to have died of want; or, as it is related by one of his biographers, by swallowing, after a long fast, a piece of bread which charity had supplied. He went out, as is reported, almost naked, in the rage of hunger, and finding a gentleman in a neighbouring coffee-house, asked him for a shilling. The gentleman gave him a guinea;...
Page 57 - During a considerable part of the time in which he was employed upon this performance, he was without lodging, and often without meat ; nor had he any other conveniences for study than the fields or the streets allowed him; there he used to walk and form his speeches, and afterwards step into a shop, beg for a few moments the use of the pen and * In 1724. ink, and write down what he had composed, upon paper which he had picked up by accident.
Page 61 - And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy ; They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being...
Page 57 - The sum advanced by Mr. North, in compliance with his request, was five pounds; and, after settling his affairs at Aldborough, and embarking himself and his whole worldly substance on board a sloop at Slaughden, to seek his fortune in the Great City, he found himself master of a box of clothes, a small case of surgical instruments, and three pounds in money.
Page 53 - By heart and soul, and make itself the equal Ay, the superior of the rest. There is A spur in its halt movements, to beeome All that the others eannot, in sueh things As still are free for both, to eompensate For stepdame Nature's avariee at first.
Page 44 - To purity of heart and strength of mind, To those whose acts improve and elevate mankind.
Page 116 - I love the men who till her soil, Their moral worth and habits steady — God's noblemen ! the sons of toil ! — When duty calls, she finds them ready.
Page 55 - ROGER SHERMAN, one of the illustrious signers of the Declaration of Independence, worked as a journeyman shoemaker after he was twenty-one years of age.

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