The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

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Smyth and Lyons, 1810

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Page 396 - Tumultuous grandeur crowds the blazing square, The rattling chariots clash, the torches glare. Sure scenes like these no troubles e'er annoy ! Sure these denote one universal joy ! Are these thy serious thoughts?
Page 396 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 396 - Not so the loss. The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds: The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth Has robbed the neighbouring fields of half their growth; His seat, where solitary sports are seen, Indignant spurns the cottage from the green...
Page 43 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Page 333 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it ; I have killed many.; I have fully glutted my vengeance.
Page 396 - His best companions innocence and health, And his best riches ignorance of wealth. But times are altered: trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain...
Page 46 - ... and raising it out quickly, and suffering it to heat and fume ; and, by repeating this plunging and raising alternately, and agitating the lime until it be made to pass through the sieve into the water ; and let the part of the lime which does not easily pass through the sieve be rejected...
Page 213 - Currie that, at the present day, there is perhaps no country in Europe, in which, in proportion to its population, so small a number of crimes fall under the chastisement of the criminal law, as in Scotland; and he adds, upon undoubted authority, that on an average of thirty years preceding the year 1797, the executions in that division of the Island...
Page 346 - ... spindles, then reckoned a large one, differing materially in its construction from the other. In a memorial to the Dublin Society, praying for aid, from which the substance of this statement of facts...
Page 396 - But verging to decline, its splendours rise, Its vistas strike, its palaces surprise; While, scourged by famine from the smiling land, The mournful peasant leads his humble band, And while he sinks, without one arm to save, The country blooms— a garden and a grave.

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