Memoir of the Life, Writings, and Correspondence of James Currie ...

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831
 

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Página 386 - twas strange, 'twas passing strange; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful; She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man; she thanked me, And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her.
Página 453 - I must confess, when I see princes and states fighting and quarrelling, amidst their debts, funds, and public mortgages, it always brings to my mind a match of cudgel-playing fought in a China shop.
Página 431 - And as a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the pathway of the keel in the waves...
Página 391 - The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Página 352 - The traveller got upon a standing net, a little way from the shore. There he lashed himself to the post, shouting for half an hour for assistance — till the tide rose over his head ! in the darkness of the night, and amid the pauses of the hurricane, his voice, heard at intervals, was exquisitely mournful.
Página 352 - In the darkness of the night, and amid the pauses of the hurricane, his voice, heard at intervals, was exquisitely mournful. No one could go to his assistance — no one knew where he was — the sound seemed to proceed from the spirit of the waters. But morning rose — the tide had ebbed — and the poor traveller was found lashed to the pole of the net, and bleaching in the wind.
Página 476 - Time and industry have already, in a great degree, repaired the losses of property which the citizens sustained during the war. but both have hitherto failed in effacing the taint which was then communicated to their principles, nor can its total ablution be expected till a new generation arises, unpractised in the iniquities of their fathers.
Página 51 - Abolition,' which puts the subject in a very clear point of view, and contains a brief, but masterly, chain of propositions that bear irresistible force. I recommend it to your perusal. The moderation of its language is likely to make it useful.
Página 352 - The west wind blew a tempest, and, according to the common expression, brought in the water three foot a-breast. The traveller got upon a standing net, a little way from the shore. There he lashed himself to the post, shouting for half an hour for assistance — till the tide rose over his head ! In the darkness of...
Página 354 - The throbbing heart's at rest; How still it lies within the breast! Why mourn? Since Death presents us peace And in the grave our Sorrows cease...

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