Tales of My Landlord,: Old mortality

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William Blackwood, Prince's Street: and John Murray, Albemarle Street, London., 1816 - 347 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 89 - Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife ! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
الصفحة 24 - Whate'er he did was done with so much ease, In him alone 'twas natural to please : His motions all accompanied with grace ; And paradise was open'd in his face.
الصفحة 152 - Revolution shewed an inclination to interfere with the management of the Church, and they positively refused to take the oath of allegiance to King William and Queen Mary, until they should, on their part, have sworn to the Solemn League and Covenant, the Magna Charta, as they termed it, of the Presbyterian Church.
الصفحة 46 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
الصفحة 106 - ... religion, hardihood towards his enemy, and fidelity to his lady-love ! — Ah, benedicite ! how he will mourn over the fall of such a pearl of knighthood, be it on the side he happens to favour, or on the other. But, truly, for sweeping from the face of the earth some few hundreds of villain churls, who are born but to plough it, the high-born and inquisitive historian has marvellous little sympathy — as little, or less, perhaps, than John Grahame of Claverhouse.
الصفحة 339 - ... as the author draws to a conclusion ; just like your tea, which, though excellent hyson, is necessarily weaker and more insipid in the last cup. Now, as I think the one is by no means improved by the luscious lump of half-dissolved sugar usually found at the bottom of it, so I am of opinion that a history, growing already vapid, is but dully crutched up by a detail of circumstances which every reader must have anticipated, even though the author exhaust on them every flowery epithet in the language.
الصفحة 217 - Ah happy hills! ah pleasing shade! Ah fields beloved in vain! Where once my careless childhood stray 'd, A stranger yet to pain ! I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow, As waving fresh their gladsome wing My weary soul they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
الصفحة 95 - ... us on any given moment— -it is the memory which the soldier leaves behind him, like the long train of light that follows the sunken sun— that is all which is worth caring for, which distinguishes the death of the brave or the ignoble.
الصفحة 42 - Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known...
الصفحة 105 - I have half a mind,' said Claverhouse, ' to contrive you should have six months' imprisonment in order to procure you that pleasure. His chapters inspire me with more enthusiasm than even poetry itself. And the noble canon, with what true chivalrous feeling he confines his beautiful expressions of sorrow to the death of the gallant and high-bred knight, of whom it was a pity to see the fall, such was his loyalty to...

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