The British Essayists: Spectator

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James Ferguson
J. Richardson and Company, 1823

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Strana 266 - the gate With dreadful faces throng'd and fiery arms: Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wip'd them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.' If I might presume to offer at the smallest alteration in this divine work, I should think the poem would end better with the passage
Strana 12 - dare say my reader will pardon me the quotation. ON THE COUNTESS DOWAGER OF PEMBROKE. ‘Underneath this marble hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother: Death, ere thou hast kill'd another, Fair and learn'd, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Strana 230 - the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God. -- ‘ To heaven their prayer - Flew up, nor miss'd the way, by envious winds Blown vagabond or frustrate; in they pass'd - Dimensionless through heav'nly doors, then clad With incense, where the golden altar, fum'd
Strana 137 - and left some part Not proof enough such object to sustain; Or from my side subducting, took perhaps More than enough; at least on her bestow'd Too much of ornament, in outward show - Elaborate, of inward less exact. When I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems, - And in herself complete, so well to know
Strana 19 - desire, Had not a voice thus warn'd me: “What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself; With thee it came and goes: but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming and thy soft embraces: he Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine; to
Strana 137 - falls Degraded: wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanc'd, and like folly shews: Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally; and, to consummate all, Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Build in her loveliest, and create an awe • About her, as a
Strana 199 - and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him: and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with sickness, and with the beasts of the earth.' Under this first head of celestial persons we must likewise take notice -of the
Strana 134 - Thou Sun,' said I, ‘fair light, And thou enlighten'd earth, so fresh and gay, Ye hills, and dales, ye rivers, woods, and plains, And ye that live and move, fair creatures, tell, Tell, if ye saw, how came I thus? how here?' His next sentiment, when, upon his first going to
Strana 104 - jocund to run His longitude through heaven's high road; the gray Dawn. and the Pleiades before him danc'd, Shedding sweet influence. Less bright the moon, -. But opposite in levell'd west was set His mirror, with full face borrowing her light From him, for other lights she needed none- In that aspect, and still the distance

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