The Shirburnian

James Ellis, 1864

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Pagina 15 - Oh! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet. With the sky above my head. And the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal!
Pagina 16 - We watched her breathing through the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about As we had lent her half our powers To eke her living out. Our very hopes belied our fears , Our fears our hopes belied — We thought her dying when she slept And sleeping when she died.
Pagina 27 - Almighty God has blessed His Majesty's arms in the late battle by a great victory over the Fleet of the Enemy, whom I attacked at sun-set on the 1st of August, off the mouth of the Nile.
Pagina 27 - The ships of the enemy, all but their two rear ships, are nearly dismasted ; and those two, with two frigates, I am sorry to say, made their escape : nor was it, I assure you, in my power to prevent them. Captain Hood most handsomely endeavoured to do it ; but I had no ship in a condition to support the Zealous, and I was obliged to call her in.
Pagina 100 - ... humbler adversary. The championship devolved on Fra Dominico Buonvicini, and a Franciscan convert, Giuliano di Rondinelli. Buonvicini vowed to maintain, by the trial of fire, these propositions of his master: — ' 1. The Church of God must needs be reformed. 2. It shall be scourged (flagellato). 3. It will be reformed. 4. After these visitations, Florence, like the church, will revive to great prosperity. 5. The Infidels will be converted to Christianity. 6. These things will take place in our...
Pagina 75 - So great was my pain and misery," he says in the letter to his father already quoted, " that if I had laid open my breast to you, I verily believe that the very idea that I was going to leave you would have broken my heart." He relieved his burdened mind during this melancholy time by writing a little essay on
Pagina 83 - Constitution, was the joint resolution for an article of amendment to that instrument, providing, " that no amendment shall be made to the Constitution, which will authorize or give Congress power to abolish or interfere within any State with the domes-tic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or servitude by the laws of said State.
Pagina 28 - Mrs. Siddons's late achievements at Brighton, Bath, and London should not be forgotten. She positively performed at each of these places within the incredibly short space of ninety-six hours.
Pagina 96 - Marchese, 185, Note. ligent magistrates. They were to inquire after and denounce blasphemers and gamblers, to seize their cards, dice, and money ; to admonish women and girls too gaily dressed. It was touching to hear them, says Burlamacchi, utter such simple and sweet sounds as these, ' In the name of Jesus Christ, the king of our city, and of the Virgin Mary — We command you to cast off these vanities ; if you do not, you will be stricken with disease.
Pagina 28 - is not confined with the gout at Walmer. We saw him yesterday in the Park, in perfect good health." As for Mr. Fox, we learn that " the Opposition papers state he does not mean to attend to his duty in Parliament during the ensuing Session." But we can get along without Mr. Fox. " However greatly the talents of this gentleman may be rated, the want of his counsel has not proved detrimental to the public prosperity. It would, on the contrary, appear, from the brilliant successes of the country since...

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