The St. James's Magazine, Volume 18

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W. Kent, 1867

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Page 497 - GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time...
Page 288 - O sad the mermaid's gay notes fell. And sadly sink remote at sea ! So sadly mourns the writhed shell, Of Jura's shore, its parent sea. And ever as the year returns, The charm-bound sailors know the day; For sadly still the mermaid mourns The lovely Chief of Colonsay.
Page 377 - You shall tell the truth, and the whole truth; the saucer is cracked, and if you do not tell the truth, your soul will be cracked like the saucer.
Page 373 - And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Page 421 - I AM content, I do not care, Wag as it will the world for me; When fuss and fret was all my fare, It got no ground as I could see : So when away my caring went, I counted cost, and was content. With more of thanks and less of thought, I strive to make my matters meet ; To seek what ancient sages sought, Physic and food in sour and sweet: To take what passes in good part, And keep the hiccups from the heart.
Page 374 - If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house : then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head: and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Page 506 - Who reverenced his conscience as his king; Whose glory was, redressing human , wrong ; Who spake no slander, no, nor listen'd to it ; Who loved one only and who clave to her...
Page 43 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child ! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood...
Page 494 - ... we have no example to the contrary. In his own country the efforts of the missionaries for hundreds of years have had no effect ; the missionary goes away and the people relapse into barbarism. Though a people may be taught the arts and sciences known by more gifted nations, unless they have the power of progression in themselves, they must inevitably relapse in the course of time into their former state.
Page 480 - An old male, apparently the guardian of the flock, alone made a bold stand, and glared at me through an opening of the foliage. ... In my unarmed condition I began to think of retracing my...

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