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Side 64 - I AM monarch of all I survey, — My right there is none to dispute ; From the center all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Side xix - Genlis, to devote to the education of one child the talents and the time of a number of grown men ; to surround him with an artificial world; and to counteract, by maxims, the natural tendencies of the situation he is placed in in society. Every one has time to educate his child: the poor man educates him while working in his cottage — the man of business while employed in his countinghouse.
Side 253 - Druid," who was travelling that way, found them in this condition. The Druids were the physicians of those times, as well as the priests. He had a sovereign balsam about him, which he had composed himself; for he was very skilful...
Side 65 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech — I start at the sound of my own.
Side 252 - The black knight could not bear the smile with which this was delivered, and grew so warm in the dispute, that it soon ended in a challenge ; they both, therefore, turned their horses, and rode back so far as to have sufficient space for their career ; then, fixing their spears in their rests, they flew at each other with the greatest fury and impetuosity. Their shock was so rude, and the blow on each side so effectual, that they both fell to the ground much wounded" and bruised, and lay there for...
Side 250 - IN the days of knight-errantry and paganism,1' one of the old British princes set up a statue to the Goddess of Victory, in a point where four roads met together. In her right hand she held a spear, and her left hand rested upon a shield ; the outside of this shield 'was of gold, and the inside of silver.
Side 180 - ... began to disappear ! The captain easily guessed, by my silence and countenance, the true state his boy was in ; nor did he ever ask me more than two questions concerning him; so tender was the subject to us both, and so unwilling was his generous mind to add to my distress. The first was, on the tenth day, in these words : ' How long, my friend, do you think my Billy may remain in a state of uncertainty;' I replied, that if he lived to the fifteenth day after the operation there would be the...
Side 252 - ... very probable, indeed, that they should expose a shield of gold in so public a place as this ! for my part, I wonder even a silver one is not too strong a temptation for the devotion of some people who pass this way ; and it appears, by the date, that this has been here above three years.