The Writer: A Series of Original Essays, Moral and Amusing

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Russell & Gardner, printers, 1822 - 131 pages

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Page 78 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 100 - Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife ; • A bad, the bitterest curse of human life.
Page 82 - Angel ruind, and th' excess Of Glory obscur'd : As when the Sun new ris'n Looks through the Horizontal misty Air Shorn of his Beams, or from behind the Moon In dim Eclips disastrous twilight sheds On half the Nations, and with fear of change Perplexes Monarchs. Dark'n'd so, yet shon Above them all th...
Page 89 - ... miei martiri di poche lagrimette e di sospiri; 22 onde se in vita il cor misero fue, sia lo spirito in morte almen felice, e '1 cener freddo de le fiamme sue goda quel ch'or godere a me non lice. Cos ragiona ai sordi tronchi, e due fonti di pianto da
Page 31 - ... reflected on the natural good taste of the painter, or of any common observer of his piece, than the want of an exact knowledge in the formation of a shoe. A fine piece of a decollated head of St.
Page 94 - The humble petition of Richard Cutt and Cutting, sheweth, That John Renolds, contrary to an act in court, that no woman shall live upon the Isle of Shoals, hath brought his wife thither, with an intention there to live and abide ; and hath also brought upon Hog Island, a great stock of goats and hogs, which doth not only...
Page 120 - ... to the destruction of an innocent victim. But alas, no religion, no title was sacred to the barbarian into whose hands she had fallen. Feigning a desire that the marriage ceremony should be performed according to the ritual of the Greek church, he suborned villains to disguise themselves as priests and lawyers. Thus profanation was combined with imposture against the unprotected and unsuspicious princess. When Alexis Orloff had become the husband, or rather the ravisher, of this unhappy lady,...
Page 89 - ... Goffredo's dream enforces its practical instructions with noble words on the nature of true glory. Tasso clothes his heavenly figures with all the colour and brightness that he can give them and uses especially the old religious symbols of height and light. His God dwells in the highest heaven : E quanto e da le stelle al basso inferno, Tanto e piu in su de la stellata spera,2 (i, 7, 5-6) and Michael comes through the night like the sun piercing the clouds : Tale il Sol ne le nubi ha per costume...
Page 96 - ... and cut away the beach; so that his children were in fear of drowning. They took their sister up, and held her out of the water. He told them to act as if they were going to kill whales ; and they were all turned into killers, (a fish...
Page 90 - And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavens fled away ; and there was found no place for them.

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