Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 9

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Page 6 - As soon as it was light again, which was not till the third day after this melancholy accident, his body was found entire, and without any marks of violence upon it, exactly in the same posture as that in which he fell, and looking more like a man asleep than dead.
Page 4 - YOUR request that I would send you an account of my uncle's death, in order to transmit a more exact relation of it to posterity, deserves my acknowledgments ; for, if this accident shall be celebrated by your pen, the glory of it, I am well assured, will be rendered forever illustrious.
Page 5 - As he was coming out of the house he received a note from Rectina, the wife of Bassus, who was in the utmost alarm at the imminent danger which threatened...
Page 19 - Here one is reminded, by the fleecy, infinitely delicate cloud films, of an English hedgerow with luxuriant elms; here, of a densely intertwined tropical forest, the intimately interwoven branches threading in all directions, the prominences generally expanding as they mount upwards, and changing slowly, indeed almost imperceptibly. By this method, the smallest details of the prominences and of the chromosphere itself are rendered perfectly visible and easy of observation.
Page 6 - But my uncle, in order to soothe the apprehensions of his friend, assured him it was only the burning of the villages, which the country people had abandoned to the flames ; after this he retired to rest, and it is most certain he was so little discomposed as to 'fall into a deep sleep; for being pretty fat, and breathing hard, those who attended without actually heard him snore.
Page 5 - All day he sits beside the gate, And pipes both loud and clear : All night he watches round the walls, In hopes his love to hear. The first night, as he silent watch'd All at the midnight hour, He plainly heard his lady's voice Lamenting in the tower.
Page 6 - My shrieks had all been spent in vain ; But Heaven, that saw my grief, Brought this brave youth within my call, Who flew to my relief. " With nothing but his hunting spear And dagger in his hand, He sprung like lightning on my foes, And caused them soon to stand. " He fought till more assistance came : The Scots were overthrown ; Thus freed me, captive, from their bands, To make me more his own.
Page 4 - mid Scottish hills, The Percy lives unknown ; On strangers' bounty he depends, And may not claim his own. O might I with these aged eyes But live to see him here, Then should my soul depart in peace ! ' — He said, and dropt a tear. 'And is the Percy still so loved Of all his friends and thee ? Then bless me, father,' said the youth,

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