The National quarterly review, ed. by E.I. Sears

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Edward Isidore Sears

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Page 405 - My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
Page 384 - If the passions, or the necessity of war, have taught men to shed the blood of their fellow creatures, the laws, which are intended to moderate the ferocity of mankind, should not increase it by examples of barbarity, the more horrible as this punishment is usually attended with formal pageantry.
Page 303 - ... the wished-for consummation. The last scene in this tragic play is generally a room in the rear of the building, a species of dead-house, where lie stretched those who have passed into the state of bliss the opiumsmoker madly seeks — an emblem of the long sleep to which he is blindly hurrying.
Page 303 - Some entering half distracted to feed the craving appetite they had been obliged to subdue during the day ; others laughing and talking wildly under the effects of a first pipe ; whilst the couches around are filled with their different occupants. who lie languid with an...
Page 233 - He left a paper sealed up, wherein were found three articles as his last will, " I owe much, I have nothing, I give the rest to the poor.
Page 302 - ... is devoted to gambling. The pipe is a reed of about an inch in diameter, and the aperture in the bowl for the admission of the opium is not larger than a pin's head. The drug is prepared with some kind of...
Page 165 - ... threw them into the greatest consternation. Pericles, observing that the pilot was much astonished and perplexed, took his cloak, and having covered his eyes with it, asked him,—” If he found any thing terrible in that, or considered it as a sad presage?” Upon his answering in the negative, he said,—” Where is the difference then between this and the other, except that something bigger than my cloak• causes the eclipse?
Page 129 - As far as we can judge, the different incidents of the cycle were not numerous, and it is probable that the compiler of the ' geste' introduced into it all that he knew. This poem, indeed, seems at the period of its publication to have been the grand representative of the cycle, and to have contained at least most of that which was commonly sung about the roads and streets. In a curious
Page 5 - Memoirs of. Containing the Histories of Louis XI. and Charles VIII., Kings of France, and Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Together with the Scandalous Chronicle, or Secret History of Louis XI., by Jean de Troyes. Translated by Andrew R. Scoble. With Portraits. 2 vols. 3*.
Page 302 - ... of the day are over, crowds of Chinese, who seek these places to satisfy their depraved appetites. " The rooms where they sit and smoke are surrounded by wooden couches, with places for the head to rest upon, and generally a side-room is devoted to gambling.

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