Annual Obituary

Longman., 1833

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Página 337 - Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Página 216 - He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
Página 173 - Glared through the window's rusty bars ; And ever, by the winter hearth, Old tales I heard of woe or mirth, Of lovers' slights, of ladies' charms, Of witches' spells, of warriors' arms ; Of patriot battles, won of old By Wallace wight and Bruce the bold ; Of later fields of feud and fight, When, pouring from their Highland height, The Scottish clans, in headlong sway, 200 Had swept the scarlet ranks away.
Página 295 - Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant...
Página 173 - Thus while I ape the measure wild Of tales that charmed me yet a child, Rude though they be, still with the chime Return the thoughts of early time; And feelings, roused in life's first day, Glow in the line and prompt the lay.
Página 351 - Defence of Usury, showing the impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains, in a series of letters to a friend, to which is added a letter to Adam Smith, Esq., LL.D., on the discouragements opposed by the above restraints to the progress of inventive industry.
Página 173 - Down from that strength had spurr'd their horse, Their southern rapine to renew, Far in the distant Cheviots blue, And, home returning, fill'd the hall With revel, wassel-rout, and brawl.
Página 192 - In short, excepting the usual tribute to a mistress's eyebrow, which is the language of passion rather than poetry, I had not for ten years indulged the wish to couple so much as love and dove^ when, finding Lewis in possession of so much reputation, and conceiving that, if I fell behind him in poetical powers, I considerably exceeded him in general information, I suddenly took it into my head to attempt the style of poetry by which he had raised himself to fame.
Página 387 - An Act to prevent a failure of Justice by reason of variances between records and writings produced in evidence in support thereof.
Página 401 - Dubois, a witty writer, ventured to satirize his trade in tours, in a 12mo volume, entitled My Pocket Book, or Hints for a Ryghte Merrie and Conceitede Tour, in 4to, to be called The Stranger in Ireland, in 1805, by a Knight Errant, and dedicated to the paper-makers.

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