Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century: With a Prelude of Early Reminiscences, Volume 3

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Bradbury & Evans, 1865

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Page 173 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 245 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail its roof may shake the wind may blow through it the storm may enter the rain may enter but the King of England cannot enter ! all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
Page 178 - Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are...
Page 1 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceas'd ; The which observ'd, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 178 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Page 65 - I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet...
Page 286 - ... should be more exerted than when a subject is prosecuted for a libel on the state. The peculiarity of the British constitution (to which, in its fullest extent, we have an undoubted right, however distant we may be from the actual enjoyment, and in which it surpasses every known government in Europe, is this, that its only professed object is the general good, and its only foundation the general will. Hence the people have a right, acknowledged from time immemorial, fortified by a pile of statutes,...
Page 303 - The advised head defends itself at home : For government, though high and low and lower, Put into parts, doth keep in one consent, Congreeing in a full and natural close, Like music.
Page 118 - to encourage life assurance and other provident habits among authors and artists ; to render such assistance to both as shall never compromise their independence ; and to found a new institution where honourable rest from arduous labour shall still be associated with the discharge of congenial duties.
Page 30 - To-day deep thoughts resolve with me to drench In mirth, that after no repenting draws; Let Euclid rest, and Archimedes pause, And what the Swede intend, and what the French.

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