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Seite 96 - Of law, there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. AH things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power. Both angels and men
Seite 62 - glass run, But I should think of shallows and of flats, And see my wealthy Andrew docked in sand, ' Vailing her high top lower than her ribs, To kiss her burial. Should I go to church, And see the holy edifice of stone, And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks? Which touching
Seite 96 - the wound, and Nature from her seat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe That all was lost. • In this example Earth, an inanimate material object, is described as feeling, and Nature, an
Seite 62 - Vailing her high top lower than her ribs, To kiss her burial. Should I go to church, And see the holy edifice of stone, And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks? Which touching my gentle vessel's side, Would scatter all
Seite 67 - minds of the aged are like the tombs to which they are approaching; where, though the brass and the marble remain, yet the inscriptions are effaced by time, and the imagery has mouldered away. This beautiful passage is introduced to shew, that it is a trait of a good Comparison, that the object, to which a
Seite 62 - Would blow me to an ague, when I thought What harm a wind too great might do at sea. I should not see the sandy hour glass run, But I should think of shallows and of flats, And see my wealthy Andrew
Seite 25 - how unlike their Belgic sires of old ! Rough, poor, content, ungovernably bold ; War in each breast, and freedom on each brow ; How much unlike the sons of Britain now. Fired at the sound my genius spreads her wing, .And flies where Britain courts the western spring.
Seite 70 - sublime conceptions and elevated language, intermingled with passages of uncommon delicacy of thought and beauty of expression, reminds us of the miracles of Alpine scenery. Nooks and dells, beautiful as fairy land, are embosomed in its most rugged and gigantic elevations. The roses and myrtles bloom unchilled on the verge of the avalanche. This
Seite 75 - Irving while wandering amidst the silent and gloomy scenes of Westminster Abbey, hears the sound of busy existence without. He thus describes the effect on his feelings. The contrast is striking; and it has a strange effect, thus ,to hear the surges of active life hurrying along and beating against the very walls of-the sepulchre.