The Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 7

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Stirling & Slade, 1820


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Page 534 - This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here : no jutty,* frieze, Buttress, nor coign* of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle : Where they most breed and haunt, I have observed...
Page 528 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Page 7 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night...
Page 483 - WAITED on the marchioness the day after my arrival in town, and was happy to find her in good spirits. She has received comfortable accounts from her husband, and has been passing her time agreeably in the society of her own country-people at Richmond. When she informed me of this, she repeated from Ossian, and her foreign accent rendered it more affecting — Often did the memory of former times come, like the evening sun, on my soul.
Page 369 - Chancellor, with the assistance of the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, and the Duke of Clarence, be requested to write a chapter in the room of it ; and that Mr. Burke do see that it be truly canonical, and faithfully inserted.
Page 120 - ... in taking a fortress by storm. Such dangerous services seldom occurred formerly, as the garrison generally capitulated after a breach was made. It has been the fate of this officer, although a young man, to conduct two, and to be successful in both. The most effectual measures were immediately taken for establishing the troops in the works they had so bravely carried, the cannon of which were turned against the town of Calvi, which the works commanded, and which capitulated soon after.
Page 482 - ... witch shall here be seen, No goblins lead their nightly crew; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew ! The red-breast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss, and gather'd flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid.
Page 349 - He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity...
Page 119 - They expected to repel the assailants on the present occasion, by throwing grenades from the parapet nearest the breach, as well as by the fire of the garrison. The officer who was to conduct the assault posted his troops, at midnight, among the...
Page 472 - I am extremely sorry for your unfortunate situation; and though, being well acquainted with your punctuality, I might rely on your word of honour, yet, as it is not in my power to comply with your request, to trouble you with a visit is unnecessary. "I am, dear sir, Your most humble servant, Deanport. "PS I wonder you do not apply to your friend miss Moyston, of whom you have given so flattering a description in your letter from Wales.

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