Gleanings from the Harvest-fields of Literature, Science and Art: A Melange of Excerpta, Curious, Humorous, and Instructive

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T. Newton Kurtz, 1860 - 527 páginas
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Página 425 - and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had
Página 377 - lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn ; And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislead the morn. But my kisses bring again, Seals of love, but scaled in vain. The following line occurs both in POPE'S Dunciad and ADDISON'S Campaign:— Rides on the whirlwind, and directs the storm. BEN JONSON borrowed his celebrated ballad To
Página 61 - that are written in this book ; and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from tho
Página 191 - thirteen stripes, alternately red and white ; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." There is a striking coincidence between the design of our flag and the arms of General Washington, which consisted of three stars in the upper portion, and three bars running across the
Página 287 - Or mild concerns of ordinary life, A constant influence, a peculiar grace; But who, if »he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad for human kind, la happy as a lover ; and, attired With sudden brightness, like
Página 297 - The first in loftiness of thought surpassed ; The next, in majesty ; in both, the last. The force of nature could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two. • The following madrigal was addressed to a Lancastrian
Página 287 - trust, and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim; And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait For wealth, or honors, or for worldly state; Whom they must follow ; on whoso head must fall Like showers of manna, if they come at all ; Whose power
Página 287 - foresaw; Or if an unexpected call succeed, Come when it will, is equal to the need ! Mrs. Jameson adds that in all these fifty-six lines there is only one line which cannot be feminized in its significance, — that filled up with asterisks, and which is totally at variance with the ideal of a
Página 379 - can make a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that,— • » * The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.—BURNS. I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better or heavier. Your lord is a leaden shilling, which you bend every way, and debases the stamp he bears.
Página 425 - be referred the destructive influence upon animal life heretofore attributed to the Upas-tree. STUDIES AND BOOKS. Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in

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