The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 15

Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
James Ridgway, 1812
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.

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Página 221 - No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.
Página 45 - Fleet-ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood. "Here strip, my children! here at once leap in, Here prove who best can dash through thick and thin, And who the most in love of dirt excel, Or dark dexterity of groping well.
Página 40 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Página 247 - AIR. From hardy sports, from manly schools, From Truth's pure lore in Learning's bower* From equal Law alike that rules The people's will, the monarch's power; From Piety, whose soul sincere Fears God, and knows no other fear ; From Loyalty, whose high disdain Turns from the fawning, faithless train ; From deeds the Historian's records show, . Valour's renown, and Freedom's glow, "Tis hence that springs the unconquered fire, That bids to Glory's heights aspire.
Página 123 - So, close in poplar shades, (her children gone) The mother nightingale laments alone, Whose nest some prying churl had found, and thence, By stealth, convey'd th
Página 307 - Stranger, to whom this monument is shown, Invoke the poet's curse upon Malone ; Whose meddling zeal his barbarous taste betrays, And daubs his tombstone as he mars his plays ! " * An engraved head of Shakspere faces the title-page of an early folio edition of his works.
Página 262 - That a spacious building be erected at the public expense, capable of containing at least ten thousand spectators ; which is become absolutely necessary by the great addition of children and nurses to the audience since the new entertainments.* That there be a stage as large as the Athenian, which was near ninety thousand geometrical paces square, and separate divisions for the two houses of parliament, my lords the judges, the honourable the directors of the academy, and the court of aldermen, who...
Página 220 - Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires...
Página 164 - Bless'd notes of mirth ! ye spring from sorrow's lay, Like the sweet vesper of the bird that sings In the bright sunset of an April day, While the cold shower yet hangs upon his wings. Long may the Irish heart repeat An echo to those lively strains ; And when the stranger's ear shall meet That melody on distant plains, Oh ! he will feel his heart expand With grateful warmth, and, sighing, say — Thus speaks the music of the land Where welcome ever lights the stranger's way ; Where, still the woe...
Página 181 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.

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