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Page 12 - Under the opening eyelids of the morn, We drove a-field, and both together heard What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn...
Page 221 - The belief of the Catholics was corrupted by new legends, their practice by new superstitions; and the establishment of the inquisition, the mendicant orders of monks and friars, the last abuse of indulgences, and the final progress of idolatry, flowed from the baleful fountain of the holy war. The active spirit of the Latins preyed on the vitals of their reason and religion ; and if the ninth and tenth centuries were the times of darkness, the thirteenth and fourteenth were the age of absurdity...
Page 172 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Page 227 - Medicis was the father of a line of princes, whose name and age are almost synonymous with the restoration of learning: his credit was ennobled into fame; his riches were dedicated to the service of mankind ; he corresponded at once with Cairo and London : and a cargo of Indian spices and Greek books was often imported in the same vessel.
Page 367 - Ways and Means ; or a Trip to Dover. A Comedy, in Three Ads, as it is performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarfcet.
Page 343 - Oxford, four years from 1642, ' that at Oxford, and, I believe, at Cambridge, the rod was frequently used by the tutors and deans : and Dr. Potter, while a tutor of Trinity college, I knew right well, whipt his pupil with his sword by his side, when he came to take his leave of him to go to the inns of court.
Page 250 - God. Say, God is one God ; the eternal God; he begetteth not, neither is he begotten : and there is not any one like unto him.
Page 98 - But he has done his robberies so openly, that one may see he fears not to be taxed by any law. He invades authors like a monarch ; and what would be theft in other poets, is only victory in him.
Page 122 - A being of the nature of man, endowed with the same faculties, but with a longer measure of existence, would cast down a smile of pity and contempt on the crimes and follies of human ambition, so eager, in a narrow span, to grasp at a precarious and short-lived enjoyment.