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Oxford University Press, 1884
 

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Page 113 - Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience...
Page 394 - Who, capable of no articulate sound, Mars all things with his imitative lisp...
Page 208 - Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding a pawn, thought to gain a queen of me, taking advantage of my honest endeavours; and whilst I laboured to raise the structure of my reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith.
Page 363 - ... tis only her plan to catch if she can the giddy and gay, as they go that way, by a production on a new construction : she has baited her trap, in hopes to snap all that may come with a sugar plumb.
Page 182 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Page 80 - The Encyclopaedic Dictionary. A New and Original Work of Reference to all the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use.
Page 60 - He is made one with Nature : there is heard His voice in all her music, from the moan Of thunder, to the song of night's sweet bird ; He is a presence to be felt and known In darkness and in light, from herb and stone, Spreading itself where'er that Power may move Which has withdrawn his being to its own ; Which wields the world with never wearied love, Sustains it from beneath, and kindles it above.
Page 200 - The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Page 266 - Bui, at home, by ill temper. She was a professed enemy to flattery, and was seldom known to praise or commend ; But, the talents in which she principally excelled, were difference of opinion, and discovering flaws and imperfections. She was an admirable economist, and, without prodigality, dispensed plenty to every person in her family ; But, would sacrifice their eyes to a farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband happy with her good qualities ; But, much more frequently miserable with her...
Page 133 - Church; and as for our good people's lawful recreation, our pleasure likewise is, that after the end of divine service our good people be not disturbed, letted, or discouraged from any lawful recreation, such as dancing, either men or women; archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any other such harmless recreation, nor from having of May-games, Whitsun-ales, and Morris-dances, and the setting up of Maypoles and other sports therewith used, so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without...

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