Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, 4. köide

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William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone
W. Tait, 1834

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Page 306 - Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state With daring aims irregularly great ; Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by...
Page 54 - I would have walked many a mile to have communed with you, and believe me I will shortly pay you a second visit; but my friends, I fancy, by this time wonder at my stay, so let me have the money immediately.
Page 48 - His steps are not upon thy paths, - thy fields Are not a spoil for him, - thou dost arise And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields For earth's destruction thou dost all despise, Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies, And send'st him, shivering in thy playful spray And howling, to his Gods, where haply lies His petty hope in some near port or bay, And dashest him again to earth: - there let him lay.
Page 419 - So when the child, whom nurse from danger guards, Sends Jack for mustard with a pack of cards, Kings, queens, and knaves, throw one another down, Till the whole pack lies scatter...
Page 102 - The village maid steals through the shade, Her shepherd's suit to hear; To beauty shy, by lattice high, Sings high-born cavalier. The Star of Love, all stars above, Now reigns o'er earth...
Page 265 - It doth not appear from all you have said, how any one Perfection is required towards the Procurement of any one Station among you; much less that Men are ennobled on Account of their Virtue, that Priests are advanced for their Piety or Learning, Soldiers for their Conduct or Valour, Judges for their Integrity, Senators for the Love of their...
Page 300 - More's friends were all in attendance, and, after breakfasting together, had actually proceeded to the church where, by appointment, they were to meet the bridegroom. They actually waited above an hour in the porch, looking out for his arrival, and as yet with no suspicion of his dishonourable intentions. At length a single horseman was seen approaching ; he advanced to the steps, dismounted, and presented to Miss More a letter, in which the gentleman pleaded simply, as a reason for receding from...
Page 265 - I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Page 25 - O thou invisible spirit of wine ! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
Page 47 - Ye horrid towers, the abode of broken hearts ; Ye dungeons, and ye cages of despair, That monarchs have supplied from age to age With music, such as suits their sovereign ears, The sighs and groans of miserable men ! There's not an English heart that would not leap To hear that ye were fallen at last; to know That e'en our enemies, so oft employ'd In forging chains for us, themselves were free.

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