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Side 191 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up. It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, "Shall mortal man be more just than God?
Side 189 - Thou, who the verdant plain dost traverse here, While Thames among his willows from thy view Retires; O stranger, stay thee, and the scene Around contemplate well. This is the place Where England's ancient barons, clad in arms And stern with conquest, from their tyrant king (Then render'd tame) did challenge and secure The charter of thy freedom.
Side 191 - That play'd on her ripe lip seem'd not to know What guests were in her eyes ; which parted thence As pearls from diamonds dropt. — In brief, sorrow Would be a rarity most belov'd, if all Could so become it.
Side 53 - The sense of death is most in apprehension; and the poor beetle that we tread upon, feels a pang as great as when a giant dies.
Side 191 - It flood ftill -, ** but I could not difcern the form thereof. An '* image was before mine eyes. There was fi*' lencej and I heard a voice — Shall mortal man " be more juft than God f ?" As OfTian's fupernatural beings are defcribed with a furprizing force of imagination, fo they are introduced with propriety.
Side 171 - ... purfuits, BOLINGBROKE feemed more ambitious of being thought the greateft rake about town. This period might have been compared to that of fermentation in liquors, which grow muddy before they brighten; but it muft alfo be confeft, that thofe liquors which never ferment are feldom clear. In...
Side 191 - Though poetry ought to be like painting, yet the maxim or rule, like many other such rules and maxims, is not to be received without due limitation. It is, therefore the duty of the painter, who by his art would illustrate that of the poet, to consider in every particular instance, whether the description or image be really picturesque. I am loth to blame where there is much...
Side 191 - No doubt, at a preceding moment, before his despondency was completely ratified, the poet represents him as in great perturbation ; but the affliction is from the pangs of death. ' War. See how the pangs of death do make him grin. But after his despair receives full confirmation from the heart-searching speech of Henry, his feelings are seared with horror, and his agony will
Side 131 - Paufe not;" fubjoined his father, now recovering from his amazement ; " perpetrate the bloody deed ; and " free me from a life which your follies and " vices have rendered miferable.
Side 191 - ... is presented to the eye, in one of them, by the figure of a man enclosed within the ribs of a monstrous and hideous skeleton. In truth, the inventor of the prints in some editions of the Pilgrim's Progress (where, among others, Christian is represented as trudging along like a pedlar, with a burden on his back) is entitled to the merit of priority in the extravagance of such inventions : for let it be remembered, that it is only against extravagancies and misapplications, and not against the...