Traditions and Recollections: Domestic, Clerical, and Literary; in which are Included Letters of Charles II, Cromwell, Fairfax, Edgecumbe, Macaulay, Wolcot, Opie, Whitaker, Gibbon, Buller, Courtenay, Moore, Downman, Drewe, Seward, Darwin, Cowper, Hayley, Hardinge, Sir Walter, Scott, and Other Distinguished Characters, Volume 2
J. Nichols and son, 1826 - 460 pages
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Page 781 - I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
Page 799 - And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
Page 440 - Childhood's loved group revisits every scene ; The tangled wood-walk and the tufted green ! Indulgent MEMORY wakes, and lo, they live ! Clothed with far softer hues than Light can give.
Page 621 - I am sorry I have not been able to write to you more fully than I do. But we have been waiting in expectation of hearing, every day, for three weeks past, of the death of Mrs.
Page 443 - And every pointed thorn seem'd wrought in glass ; In pearls and rubies rich the hawthorns show, While through the ice the crimson berries glow.
Page 515 - One day a gentleman, long resident in this country, espied five young beavers sporting in the water, leaping upon the trunk of a tree, pushing one another off, and playing a thousand interesting tricks. He approached softly under cover of the bushes, and prepared to fire on the unsuspecting creatures, but a nearer approach discovered to him such a similitude betwixt their gestures and the infantile caresses of his own children, that he threw aside his gun. This gentleman's feelings are to be envied,...
Page 506 - for except ye are born of water and of the Spirit ye cannot enter into the Kingdom of God,
Page 793 - Revolution, from the repeal of the game laws in France. The whole population, thrown agog by their new privilege, poured forth upon the country, and, variously accoutred, made war, in grotesque and unpractised style, upon the fowls of the air and the beasts of the field.