Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons; and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes, Volume 3
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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LITERARY HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
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Page 710 - ... methinks I see her as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam, — purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance, while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms.
Page 672 - And whereas heretofore there hath been great diversity in saying and singing in Churches within this realm ; some following Salisbury use, some Hereford use, and some the use of Bangor, some of York, some of Lincoln ; now from henceforth all the whole realm shall have but one use.
Page 776 - Their dearest action in the tented field; And little of this great world can I speak, More than pertains to feats of broil and battle; And, therefore, little shall I grace my cause In speaking for myself.
Page 672 - And where heretofore there hath been great diversity in saying and singing in churches within this Realm : some following Salisbury Use, some Hereford Use, some the Use of Bangor, some of York, and some of Lincoln : now from henceforth, all the whole realm shall have but one Use.
Page 458 - Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak, — such was the process: And of the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Page 299 - And Judah and Israel dwelt safely every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.
Page 710 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks : Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam...
Page 774 - You seem to forget that three shillings sterling is near two pounds Scots, and that there has been a time when the mighty and puissant Monarch of all Scotland had not such a sum in his Treasury. The case is altered, I perceive, at present; but whom have you to thank for it ? " Bonny Scot we all witness can That England hath made thee a gentleman.
Page 473 - You are also quite right in regard to the state of mind in which the author should put himself when he corrects his verses. I have given in a little poem of mine called ' The Poet ' the same precept which you give me.