The History of the Anglo-Saxons: Comprising the History of England from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest, Volumes 1-2
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown., 1823
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Page 448 - THESE, as they change, Almighty Father, these, Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of Thee. Forth in the pleasing Spring Thy beauty walks, Thy tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart, is joy.
Page 452 - Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet; that quality without which judgment is cold and knowledge is inert; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates, the superiority must with some hesitation be allowed to Dryden.
Page 450 - How happy is the blameless vestal's lot ? The world forgetting, by the world forgot : Eternal sun-shine of the spotless mind ! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd ; Labour and rest, that equal periods keep ; ' Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep ;' Desires composed, affections ever even ; Tears that delight,' and sighs that waft to heav'n.
Page 451 - IN the second century of the Christian ^Era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind.
Page 448 - When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Page 46 - O THOU, whose power o'er moving worlds presides ! Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides ! On darkling man, in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine.
Page 447 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew: fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild; then silent night, With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 448 - And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
Page 447 - tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them ? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil...
Page 447 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds...