Chambers's Pocket Miscellany, Volume 4

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W. and R. Chambers, 1854

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Page 6 - the ship along; And, from the partners of that cruel trade Which spoils unhappy Guinea of her sons, Demands his share of prey, demands themselves. The stormy fates descend, one death involves Tyrants and slaves ; when straight, their mangled limbs Crashing at once, he dyes the purple seas With gore, and riots in the vengeful meal.
Page 22 - feat in the game, and children shouted and dogs barked from the mere contagion of joy, while, moreover, the sun sent his last rich rays through the trees above the village, whence the ' sweet mellow crush of the wood-pigeon's note, Made music that sweetened the calm;
Page 59 - how it could exalt the low and amplify the little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs of Homer; the gnat and the bees of Virgil; the butterfly of Spenser; the shadow of Wowerus; and the quincunx of Browne. ' Cardinal de Richelieu, amongst all his great occupations, found a recreation in violent exercises; and he was once discovered jumping with his
Page 32 - the seat of war to untutored Indians alone, whose whole stock of military knowledge has only, till within two centuries, amounted to drawing the bow, and whose only breast-work, even at present, is the thicket, I know not. I have given as exact an account as possible of this singular appearance, and
Page 12 - he had saved his life, jumped overboard, as is their common practice in such cases, to frighten the creature away by splashing in the water ; and Don Pablo was taken into the boat more dead than alive.' The beautiful Bay of Havannah, Island of Cuba, is known to be frequented by sharks,
Page 54 - his weapon. At the delivery of the swords, which was performed by Sir John Heidon, it pleased the Lord Bruce to choose my own, and then, past expectation, he told him that a little of my blood would not serve his turn; and, therefore,
Page 81 - he would have fallen 1800 feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead-line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan. Several times he made beautiful heaves, but the provoking line would not catch, and away went the stone far down below; till at length
Page 59 - or Folly; which, authorised by the pun, he dedicated to Sir Thomas More. ' It seems, Johnson observes in his Life of Sir Thomas Browne, to have been in all ages the pride of art to shew how it could exalt the low and amplify the little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the
Page 70 - warranted her to conceive she was a prophetess. As her prophecies in the troubled times of Charles I. were usually against the government, she was at length brought by them into the Court of High Commission. The prophetess was not a little mad, and fancied the spirit of Daniel was in her, from an anagram she had formed of her name, Eleanor
Page 73 - man. Europeans are often reminded of the resemblance of this scenery to that of the extensive parks of noblemen, which they have been accustomed to admire in the Old World; the lawn, the avenue, the grove, the copse, which are there produced by

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