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Page 286 - ... and even handsome. The ease, elegance and rapidity of his movements, the animation of his eye, and the intelligence he displays in listening and laying up lessons from almost every species of the feathered creation within his hearing, are really surprising, and mark the peculiarity of his genius.
Page 12 - Great, not as a hewn obelisk ; but as an Alpine mountain, — so simple, honest, spontaneous, not setting up to be great at all ; there for quite another purpose than being great ! Ah yes, unsubduable granite, piercing far and wide into the Heavens ; yet in the clefts of it fountains, green beautiful valleys with flowers...
Page 237 - That quickens only where thou say'st it may : Unless Thou show to us thine own true way No man can find it : Father ! Thou must lead.
Page 286 - ... for half an hour, or an hour, at a time. — His expanded wings and tail, glistening with white, and the buoyant gaiety of his action, arresting the eye, as his song most irresistibly does the ear. He sweeps round with enthusiastic ecstasy — he mounts and descends as his song swells or dies away; and, as my friend Mr.
Page 286 - The ear can listen to his music alone, to which that of all the others seems a mere accompaniment. Neither is this strain altogether imitative. His own native notes...
Page 93 - Alack, alack, is it not like that I So early waking, what with loathsome smells And shrieks like mandrakes...
Page 35 - The Government is an absolute monarchy, modified and tempered by customs and usages having the force of law; and during the last quarter of a century the power of the Sovereign has been gradually limited and controlled. The Sovereign is advised by her Prime Minister, who is the real source of all political power; he is assisted by a number of ministers who act as heads of departments— education, justice, the interior, foreign affairs, &c.
Page 146 - Father, he blessed it, brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat ye all of this, FOR THIS IS MY BODY.
Page 286 - ... are bold and full, and varied seemingly beyond all limits. They consist of short expressions of two, three, or at the most five or six syllables, generally interspersed with imitations, and all of them uttered with great emphasis and rapidity, and continued with undiminished ardour for half an hour or an hour at a time.
Page 136 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with the consent of Parliament, is against law.

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