Epoch men, and the results of their lives

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W.P. Nimmo, 1865 - 312 pages
 

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Page 130 - twas wondrous pitiful : She wish'd she had not heard it ; yet she wish'd That Heaven had made her such a man : she thank'd me ; And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake : She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd ; And I loved her that she did pity them.
Page 92 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
Page 37 - The appellation of great has been often bestowed, and sometimes deserved, but CHARLEMAGNE is the only prince in whose favour the title has been indissolubly blended with the name. That name, with the addition of saint, is inserted in the Roman calendar; and the saint, by a rare felicity, is crowned with the praises of the historians and philosophers of an enlightened...
Page 148 - Abdiel, faithful found. Among the faithless faithful only he : Among innumerable false unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number, nor example with him wrought To 'swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single.
Page 307 - We have said that Mr. Watt was the great Improver of the steamengine ; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its Inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated as to make it capable of being applied to the finest and most delicate manufactures, and its power so increased as to set weight and solidity at defiance. By his admirable...
Page 299 - Combs the wide card, and forms th' eternal line : Slow, with soft lips, the whirling can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires ; With quickened pace, successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend, the rove ; Then fly the spokes, the rapid axles glow, While slowly circumvolves the lab'ring wheel below.
Page 87 - I have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity ; and therefore I die in exile...
Page 268 - 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...
Page 153 - Love,' where the poet is as evidently and avowedly referring to himself as poet well can, he speaks of the City of London that is " to me so dear and sweet, in which I was forth grown ; and more kindly love have I to that place, than to any other in earth ; as every kindly creature hath full appetite to that place of his kindly engendure, and to wiln [wish] rest and peace in that stead [place] to abide.

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