The History of the Works of the Learned ..., Volume 4
J. Robinson, 1739 - Bibliography
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Page 431 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent. Spreads undivided, operates unspent : Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part. As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns. As the rapt seraph that adores and burns: To him no high, no low, no great, no small ; He fills. he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Page 428 - Better for Us, perhaps, it might appear, Were there all harmony, all virtue here; That never air or ocean felt the wind; That never passion discompos'd the mind. But ALL subsists by elemental strife; And Passions are the elements of Life. The gen'ral ORDER, since the whole began, Is kept in Nature, and is kept in Man.
Page 190 - Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot ; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod ; and the delighted spirit To bathe in fiery floods...
Page 384 - ... presume to attempt this, let him know that he will incur the indignation of Almighty God, and of his blessed apostles Peter and Paul. Given at Rome in St. Peter's on the 25th of February in the second year of our Pontificate.
Page 431 - All are but parts of one ftupendous whole, Whofe body Nature is, and God the foul : That, chang'd thro' all, and yet in all the fame, Great in the earth, as in th' ethereal frame ; Warms in the fun, refrefhes in the breeze, Glows in the ftars, and blofsoms in the trees ; Lives thro
Page 93 - The stairs are sometimes placed in the porch, sometimes at the entrance into the court. When there is one or more stories, they are afterwards continued through one corner or other of the gallery to the top of the house, whither they conduct us through a door that is constantly kept shut to prevent their domestic animals from daubing the terrace, and thereby spoiling the water which falls from thence into the cisterns below the court. This door, like most others...
Page 51 - ... he immediately felt a violent pain, both at the top of his thumb, and up his arm, even before the viper was loosened from his hand; soon after he felt a pain, resembling that of burning, trickle up his arm; in a few minutes his eyes began to look red and fiery, and to water much; in less than...
Page 53 - ... fell into a profound sleep, and after about nine hours' sound rest, awaked about six the next morning, and found himself very well; but in the afternoon, on drinking some rum and strong beer, so as to be almost intoxicated, the swelling returned, with much pain and cold sweats, which abated soon, on bathing the arm, as before, and wrapping it up in brown paper soaked in the oil " Such are the effects of the viper's bite ; yet its flesh has long been celebrated as a noble medicine.
Page 92 - ... umbrella or veil; which, being expanded upon ropes from one side of the parapet wall to the other, may be folded or unfolded at pleasure. The Psalmist seems to allude either to the tents of the Bedoweens, or to some covering of this kind, in that beautiful expression of " spreading out the heavens like a veil or curtain.