The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The Pocket magazine, Volume 8


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Página 180 - 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...
Página 151 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Página 359 - The soul, of origin divine, God's glorious image freed from clay, In heaven's eternal sphere shall shine A star of day ! The sun is but a spark of fire, A transient meteor in the sky; The soul, immortal as its sire, Shall never die ! '
Página 45 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Página 84 - Davenant : and her son, afterwards Sir William, was supposed to be more nearly related to him than as a godson only. One day, when Shakespeare was just arrived, and the boy sent for from school to him, a head of one of the Colleges, (who was pretty well acquainted with the affairs of the family), met the child running home, and asked him, whither he was going in so much haste ? the boy said, ' to my Godfather, Shakespeare ' — ' Fie, child,' (says the old gentleman), ' why are you so superfluous...
Página 22 - Heidegger's valet de chambre, to know what suit of clothes he was likely to wear ; and then procuring a similar dress, and a person of the same stature, he gave him his instructions. On the evening of the masquerade, as soon as his majesty was seated (who was always known by the conductor of the entertainment and the officers of the court, though concealed by his...
Página 309 - The great cattle are watered at those fountains, and at a place where water distils from the leaves of a tree. Many writers have made mention of this famous tree, some...
Página 289 - Soothed the keen pangs his aged spirit felt, And on his tale with mute attention dwelt. As in his scrip we dropt our little store, And sighed to think that little was no more, He breathed his prayer, "Long may such goodness live!
Página 225 - To cheer the gloom. There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead ; Sages of ancient time, as gods revered, As gods beneficent, who bless'd mankind With arts, with arms, and humanized a world.
Página 310 - The leaves of this tree resemble those of the laurel, but are larger, wider, and more curved: they come forth in a perpetual succession, so that the tree always remains green.

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