The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

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Smyth and Lyons, 1809

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Page 39 - In forest, brake or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain ; These constitute a State; And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 52 - God save the King, in these times, too often means God save my pension and my place, God give my sisters an allowance out of the privy purse, — make me clerk of the irons, let me survey the meltings, let me live upon the fruits of other men's industry, and fatten upon the plunder of the public.
Page 397 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 151 - O never, never turn away thine ear! Forlorn, in this bleak wilderness below, Ah! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear! To others do (the law is not severe) What to thyself thou wishest to be done. Forgive thy foes ; and love thy parents dear, And friends, and native land; nor those alone : All human weal and woe learn thou to make thine own.
Page 49 - With a little oatmeal for food, and a little sulphur for friction, allaying cutaneous irritation with the one hand, and holding his Calvinistical creed in the other, Sawney ran away to his flinty hills, sung his psalm out of tune his own way, and listened to his sermon of two hours long, amid the rough and imposing melancholy of the tallest thistles.
Page 419 - Heavens ! what a goodly prospect spreads around, Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires, And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all The stretching landscape into smoke decays...
Page 368 - Launch'd in full splendour on the day. Unconscious of a mother's care, No infant wretchedness she knew ; But as she felt the vernal air, At once to full perfection grew. Her slender form, ethereal light, Her velvet-textured wings infold ; With all the rainbow's colours bright, And dropt with spots of burnish'd gold.
Page 107 - ... often sown without this preparation : of dung and moulds, twenty-five three-horse loads per acre ; of dung alone, sixteen loads. This is done directly after wheat sowing is finished. The tillage consists in three earths, with harrowing sufficient to make the soil perfectly fine ; and it is laid flat, with as few furrows as possible. Time of sowing, from the middle to the end of April ; . but will bear being sown all May. It is often found, that the early sown yields hemp of the best quality....
Page 368 - Like thine his closing hour arrived, His labour ceased, his web was done. " And shalt thou, number'd with the dead, No happier state of being know ? And shall no future morrow shed On thee a beam of brighter glow ? " Is this the bound of power divine To animate an insect frame ? Or shall not he who moulded thine, Wake at his will the vital flame ? " Go, mortal ! in thy reptile state, Enough to know to thee is given ; Go, and the joyful truth relate, Frail child of earth, high heir of heaven...
Page 182 - Vaccination, have been convinced by further trials, and are now to be ranked among its warmest supporters, the truth seems to be established as firmly as the nature of such a question admits; so that the College of Physicians conceive that the Public may reasonably look forward with some degree of hope to the time when all...

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