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Page 408 - England, with all thy faults, I love thee still — My country ! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrain'd to love thee.
Page 63 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene) and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below": so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Page 67 - Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business...
Page 409 - ... the obedience of the subject will be voluntary, cheerful, and I might almost say unlimited. A generous nation is grateful even for the preservation of its rights, and willingly extends the respect due to the office of a good prince into an affection for his person.
Page 187 - And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died : his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Page 193 - To describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base double of the third angle.
Page 408 - To shake thy senate, and from heights sublime Of patriot eloquence to flash down fire Upon thy foes, was never meant my task : But I can feel thy fortunes, and partake Thy joys and sorrows...
Page 409 - A generous nation is grateful even for the preservation of its rights, and willingly extends the respect due to the office of a good prince into an affection for his person. Loyalty, in the heart and understanding of an Englishman, is a rational attachment to the guardian of the laws.
Page 148 - I am using at present. [Since the above was in type, we have received a letter from the writer, in which he ingenuously states that he has been informed, since transmitting it, that a tool precisely similar in principle, called the Expanding Centre Bit, is already known to mechanics. As we have no doubt, however, that the present invention was an original one with him, and as it possesses, besides, great merit, we see no occasion for withdrawing the account of it.— EDIT.] STEAM ARTILLERY.
Page 407 - Knowledge in general expands the mind, exalts the faculties, refines the taste of pleasure, and opens numerous sources of intellectual enjoyment. By means of it we become less dependent for satisfaction upon the sensitive appetites, the gross pleasures of sense are more easily despised, and we are made to feel the superiority of the spiritual to .the material part of our nature.