Entertaining Biography, from Chamber's Repository

W. and R. Chambers, 1855

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Pagina 2 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart ; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms...
Pagina 3 - ... promises, kindly stepped in, and carried him away, to where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary are at rest ! It is during the time that we lived on this farm, that my little story is most eventful.
Pagina 29 - Let me hope, sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.
Pagina 22 - And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon , but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.
Pagina 10 - Unless they graz'd there's not one word Of their provision on record ; Which made some confidently write, They had no stomachs but to fight.
Pagina 10 - I had by an invitation to breakfast got up two young men to join me in my walk, and our road lay by the house of her father and mother. It was hardly light, but she was out on the snow scrubbing out a washing-tub. " That's the girl for me," said I when we had got out of her hearing.
Pagina 15 - But though vers'd in th' extremes both of Pleasure and Pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again. If then for this once in my Life I am free, And escape from a Snare might catch wiser than me, Tis that Beauty alone but imperfectly charms, For though Brightness may dazzle, 'tis Kindness that warms. As on Suns in the Winter with Pleasure we gaze, But feel not their force, though their Splendour we praise ; So Beauty our just Admiration may claim, But Love, and Love only, our Hearts can inflame.
Pagina 19 - I could see the prodigious sand hill, where I had begun my gardening works. What a nothing ! But now came rushing into my mind, all at once, my pretty little garden, my little blue smock-frock, my little nailed shoes, my pretty pigeons that I used to feed out of my hands, the last kind words and tears of my gentle and tender-hearted and affectionate mother ! I hastened back into the room. If I had looked a moment longer, I should have dropped.
Pagina 17 - The great and firm body of the Whigs of England, true to their principles, have decided on the dispute between Mr. Fox and Mr. Burke ; and the former is declared to have maintained the pure doctrines by which they are bound together, and upon which they have invariably acted. The consequence is, that Mr. Burke retires from parliament.
Pagina 27 - You did promise Powhatan what was yours should be his, and he the like to you ; you called him father, being in his land a stranger, and by the same reason so must I do you...

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