The Monastery: A Romance, Volume 1

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Clayton & Kingsland, 1820

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Page 178 - Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries! Happiest they of human race, To whom God has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way; And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
Page 40 - This potent commander of the elements — this abridger of time and space — this magician, whose cloudy machinery has produced a change on the world, the effects of which, extraordinary as they are, are perhaps only now beginning to be felt — was not only the most profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers and calculator of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes, — was not only one of the most generally wellinformed, but one of the best and kindest of human beings.
Page 39 - Amidst this company stood Mr Watt, the man whose genius discovered the means of multiplying our national resources to a degree perhaps even beyond his own stupendous powers of calculation and combination ; bringing the treasures of the abyss to the summit of the earth — giving the feeble arm of man the momentum of an Afrite — commanding manufactures to arise, as the rod of the prophet produced water in the desert, affording the means of dispensing with that time and tide which wait for no man,...
Page 208 - Euphues and his England, was in the very zenith of his absurdity and reputation. The quaint, forced, and unnatural style which he introduced by his
Page 50 - King some chance of insuring protection and security to the cultivators of the soil; and, in fact, for several ages, the possessions of these Abbeys were each a sort of Goshen, enjoying the calm light of peace and immunity, while the rest of the country, occupied by wild clans and marauding barons, was one dark scene of confusion, blood, and unremitted outrage.
Page 40 - ... but one of the best and kindest of human beings. " There he stood, surrounded by the little band...

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