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Pagina 262 - Our outward life requires them not, — Then wherefore had they birth ? To minister delight to man, To beautify the earth ; To comfort man, to whisper hope Whene'er his faith is dim ; For whoso careth for the flowers Will much more care for him.
Pagina xi - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry; to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate science in different parts of the British Empire with one another, and with foreign philosophers ; to obtain a more general attention to the objects of science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Pagina 301 - He left me: I called after him aloud; He heeded not; but, with his twofold charge Still in his grasp, before me, full in view, Went hurrying o'er the illimitable waste, With the fleet waters of a drowning world In chase of him ; whereat I waked in terror, And saw the sea before me, and the book, In which I had been reading, at my side.
Pagina 71 - I tried to deceive my dear mother by declaring that two were for death and four for mirth, but she persisted that four announced death in Devonshire, and, absurd as we felt it to be, we could not shake off the superstition.
Pagina 286 - Beauty only, (Beauty seen In all varieties of mould and mind) And Knowledge for its beauty ; or if Good, Good only for its beauty, seeing not That Beauty, Good, and Knowledge, are three sisters That doat upon each other, friends to man, 11 Living together under the same roof, And never can be sunder'd without tears.
Pagina 74 - Danced ful oft in many a grene mede. This was the old opinion as I rede; I speke of many hundred yeres ago; But now can no man see non elves mo...
Pagina 76 - But once the circle got within, The charms to work do straight begin, And he was caught as in a gin ; For as he thus was busy, A pain he in his head-piece feels, Against a stubbed tree he reels, And up went poor Hobgoblin's heels ; Alas ! his brain was dizzy ! At length upon his feet he gets, Hobgoblin fumes, Hobgoblin frets ; And as again he forward sets, And through the bushes scrambles, A stump doth trip him in his pace ; Down comes poor Hob upon his face, And lamentably tore his case, Amongst...
Pagina 300 - The one that held acquaintance with the stars, And wedded soul to soul in purest bond Of reason, undisturbed by space or time...
Pagina 630 - When reversed, the bowl (which is rounded at the base) presents, both in shape and ornamentation, all the characteristics of the Echinus, so strongly marked that one is led to believe the artist took the shell of that animal for his model.
Pagina 77 - And, stretched out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength, And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings.

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