The St. Petersburg English review of literature, the arts and science, ed. by S. Warrand and T.B. Shaw

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S Warrand
1842
 

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Seite 74 - Love had he found in huts where poor Men lie : His daily Teachers had been Woods and Rills, The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills.
Seite 194 - Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining...
Seite 13 - And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Seite 174 - That curse shall be Forgiveness. — Have I not — Hear me, my mother Earth ! behold it, Heaven !— Have I not had to wrestle with my lot? Have I not...
Seite 393 - But what words shall describe the Mississippi, great father of rivers, who (praise be to Heaven) has no young children like him ! An enormous ditch, sometimes two or three miles wide, running liquid mud, six miles an hour...
Seite 546 - ... in hers, and following every movement of their fingers, as letter after letter conveys their meaning to her mind. It is in this way that she converses with her blind playmates, and nothing can more forcibly show the power of mind in forcing matter to its purpose than a meeting between them. For if great talent and skill are necessary for two pantomimes to paint their thoughts and feelings by the movements of the body, and the expression of the countenance, how much greater the difficulty when...
Seite 300 - ... with two left legs, two right legs, two wooden legs, two wire legs, two spring legs - all sorts of legs and no legs - what is this to him? And in what walk of life, or dance of life, does man ever get such stimulating applause as thunders about him, when, having danced his partner off her feet, and himself too, he finishes by leaping gloriously on the bar-counter, and calling for something to drink, with the chuckle of a million of counterfeit Jim Crows, in one inimitable sound!
Seite 173 - Look on me! there is an order Of mortals on the earth, who do become Old in their youth, and die ere middle age, Without the violence of warlike death; Some perishing of pleasure, some of study, Some worn with toil, some of mere weariness, Some of disease, and some insanity, And some of withered or of broken hearts; For this last is a malady which slays More than are numbered in the lists of fate, Taking all shapes, and bearing many names.
Seite 20 - ... and relinquish my book, to make a serious and steady examination of everything I have upon my hands in the way of business — in which preparations for dress are always included, not for the present day alone, but for the court-days, which require a particular dress ; for the next arriving birth-day of any of the royal family, every one of which requires new apparel ; for Kew, where the dress is plainest ; and for going on here, where the dress is very pleasant to me, requiring no show nor finery,...
Seite 188 - Bakones , the aborigines of the country. I ascended by the notched trunk, and found, to my amazement, no less than seventeen of these aerial abodes, and three others unfinished. On reaching the topmost hut , about thirty feet from the ground , I entered , and sat down. Its only furniture was the hay which covered the floor, a spear, a spoon, and a bowl full of locusts. Not having eaten...

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