The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

J. Limbird, 1829
Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.

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Seite 98 - Diamonds on the brake are gleaming : And foresters have busy been, To track the buck in thicket green ; Now we come to chant our lay, "Waken, lords and ladies gay.
Seite 138 - Passions are likened best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affections yield discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they come.
Seite 149 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Seite xi - Where the hunter of deer and the warrior trode, To his hills that encircle the sea. Yet wandering, I found on my ruinous walk, By the dial -stone aged and green, One rose of the wilderness left on its stalk, To mark where a garden had been : Like a...
Seite 159 - Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Seite 138 - ... shines ; And as without the sun, the world's great eye All colours, beauties, both of art and nature, Are given in vain to men, so without love All beauties bred in women are in vain, All virtues born in men lie buried, For love informs them as the sun doth colours ; And as the sun, reflecting his warm beams Against the earth, begets all fruits and flowers, So love, fair shining in the inward man, Brings forth in him the honourable fruits Of valour, wit, virtue, and haughty thoughts, Brave resolution,...
Seite 250 - ... flowers and foliage glancing, Like a child at play. River ! River ! swelling River ! On you rush o'er rough and smooth — Louder, faster, brawling, leaping Over rocks, by rose-banks sweeping, Like impetuous youth. River! River! brimming River ! Broad and deep and still as Time. Seeming still — yet still in motion, Tending onward to the ocean, Just like mortal prime.
Seite 92 - But a woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world; it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures; she sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul in the traffic of affection, and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless, for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.
Seite 436 - Press of heaven is unceasingly at work — night and day; the only free power all over the world — 'tis indeed like the air we breathe — if we have it not, we die.
Seite 388 - Here sacred pomp and genial feast delight, And solemn dance and hymeneal rite ; Along the street the new-made brides are led, With torches flaming, to the nuptial bed : The youthful dancers in a circle bound To the soft flute, and cittern's silver sound : Through the fair streets the matrons in a row Stand in their porches, and enjoy the show.

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