La Belle Assemblée, Volume 2

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J. Bell, 1807
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Page 39 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild: then silent night, With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 102 - And who is He ? the vast, the awful form, Girt with the whirlwind, sandal'd with the storm A western cloud around His limbs is spread, His crown a rainbow, and a sun His head. To highest Heaven He lifts his kingly hand, And treads at once the ocean and the land ; And, hark ! His voice amid the thunder's roar, His dreadful voice, that time shall be no more...
Page 102 - Earth's utmost bounds confess their awful sway, The mountains worship, and the isles obey ; Nor sun nor moon they need, — nor day, nor night; — God is their temple, and the Lamb their light...
Page 31 - But how little can we venture to exult in any intellectual powers or literary attainments, when we consider the condition of poor Collins. I knew him a few years ago, full of hopes and full of projects, versed in many languages, high in fancy, and strong in retention. This busy and forcible mind is now under the government of those who lately would not have been able to comprehend the least and most narrow of its designs.
Page 99 - Almotana's tide ; The flinty waste, the cedar-tufted hill, The liquid health of smooth Ardeni's rill ; The grot, where, by the watch-fire's evening blaze, The robber riots, or the hermit prays ; Or where the tempest rives the hoary stone, The wintry top of giant Lebanon.
Page 13 - Custom, habit. — Custom, respects the action ; habit, the actor. By custom, we mean the frequent repetition of the same act : by habit, the effect which that repetition produces on the mind or body. By the custom of walking often in the streets, one acquires a habit of idleness.
Page 308 - Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire; Whiles holding fast his gude blue bonnet; Whiles crooning o'er some auld Scots sonnet, Whiles glow'ring round wi' prudent cares Lest bogles catch him unawares: Kirk-Alloway was drawing nigh, Whare ghaists and houlets nightly cry. By this time he was 'cross the ford, Whare in the snaw the chapman smoor'd; And past the birks and meikle stane Whare drunken Charlie brak's neck-bane; And thro...
Page 13 - But if, from the desire of multiplying words, he will needs praise his courage and fortitude; at the moment he joins these words together, my idea begins to waver. He means to express one quality more strongly; but he is, in truth, expressing two. Courage resists danger; fortitude supports pain.
Page 100 - Fail'd the bright promise of your early day ? No : — by that sword, which, red with heathen gore, A giant spoil, the stripling champion bore ; By him, the chief to farthest India known, The mighty master...
Page 102 - E'en hoary priests the sacred combat wage, And clothe in steel the palsied arm of age...

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