The British Essayists;: Adventurer

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J. Johnson, J. Nichols and son, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and son, W.J. and J. Richardson, A. Strahan, R. Faulder, ... [and 40 others], 1808
 

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Página 54 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance ?' Produce me, Terentianus, any image or description in Plato
Página 92 - upon the face of the deep, when he gave to the sea his decree that the .waters should not pass his commandments, when he appointed the foundations of the earth, then was I by him as one brought up with him ; and I was daily his delight, playing always before him.' Where, Terentianus, shall we find
Página 56 - nights; and none spake a word unto him, for they saw that his grief was very great.' Let us candidly confess, that this noble passage is equal, if not superior, to that celebrated description of parental sorrow in ^Eschylus : where that venerable father of tragedy, whose fire and
Página 96 - the eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings, so the Lord alone did lead them !' On the other hand, how dreadfully
Página 54 - presence ? If I climb up into heaven, thou art there ! If I go down to hell, lo, thou art there also ! If I take wings and fly toward the morning, or remain in the uttermost parts of the western ocean
Página 93 - commandments, when he appointed the foundations of the earth, then was I by him as one brought up with him ; and I was daily his delight, playing always before him.
Página 95 - come, but no farther, and here shall the pride of thy waves be stayed.' How can we reply to these sublime inquiries, but in the words that follow ? ' Behold, I am vile, what shall I answer thee ? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.' I have in a former treatise observed to you, that Homer has degraded his Gods into men : these writers alone
Página 46 - are. of a true epic poem, what of a dramatic, what of a lyric ; what decorum is ; which is the grand masterpiece to observe. This would make them soon perceive, what despicable creatures our common
Página 93 - they languish together.' Read likewise the following address, and tell me what emotion you feel at the time of perusal: « O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be ere thou' be quiet ? Put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest and be silent.' Art thou not amazed and delighted, my friend, to behold joy and anguish, and revenge
Página 56 - occasioned by a famine, by this moving circumstance. ' The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth 'for thirst; the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them 5

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