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Page 119 - When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not : in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills and they To heaven.
Page 464 - formed man of the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.
Page 119 - AVENGE, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold ; Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones...
Page 75 - So did his hair, just grizzled with an iron-gray, which was all brushed off his forehead, and stood bolt upright, or slightly drooped in kindred action with his heavy eyelids. So did his person, which was sleek though free from corpulency. So did his manner, which was soft and oily. In a word, even his plain black suit, and state of widower, and dangling double eyeglass, all tended to the same purpose, and cried aloud,
Page 74 - ... on the insulted Dragon, did so disperse and scatter them that they fled away, pell-mell, some here, some there, rolling over each other, whirling round and round upon their thin edges, taking frantic flights into the air, and playing all manner of...
Page 394 - You will thus be delivered from that constant dread which so often brings on the very evil dreaded; and which, as it clouds the whole of human life, is itself a greater calamity than any temporary disease. Some dread of this sort darkened the days of Johnson ; and the fears of Rousseau seem to have constantly realised themselves.
Page 75 - Perhaps there never was a more moral man than Mr. Pecksniff: especially in his conversation and correspondence. It was once said of him by a homely admirer, that he had a Fortunatus's purse of good sentiments in his inside. In this particular he was like the girl in the fairy tale, except that if they were not actual diamonds which fell from his lips, they were the very brightest paste, and shone prodigiously.
Page 231 - ... the First Lord of the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the President of the Board of Trade.
Page 485 - ... of recent crocodiles, was finally developed. If the present species of animals had resulted from progressive development and transmutation of former species, each class ought now to present its typical characters under their highest recognized conditions of organization ; but the review of the characters of fossil reptiles, taken in the present Report, proves that this is not the case. No reptile now exists which combines a complicated and thecodont dentition with limbs so proportionally large...

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