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Page 381 - The parent storms; the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs, in the circle of smaller slaves gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.
Page 507 - And weigh'd down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd to a fanciful view To weep for the buds it had left, with regret, On the flourishing bush where it grew. I hastily seized it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd, And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas! I snapp'd it, it fell to the ground. And such...
Page 229 - Bane (the surname, you know, is generally lost in a name descriptive of the individual) had been his companion from his infancy.
Page 380 - Constraint may make him worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man. It may fix him obstinately in his errors, but will not cure them. Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.
Page 225 - ... was conveyed into her chamber : and her arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts ; and a difplay of fireworks at night.
Page 213 - ... admitting among the additions of later times, only such as may supply real deficiencies, such as are readily adopted by the genius of our tongue, and incorporate easily with our native idioms.
Page 67 - Thus when we fee on the furface of the moon a great number of elevations, from half a mile to a mile and a half in height, we are...
Page 227 - The fingle hope of this relief, enabled the gentlemen of the country, who commanded the militia, to keep their men under arms. In the mean time the rebels were known to be as ill-prepared for an attack, as the town was for a defence. They had now lain a week before it ; and found it was impracticable, for want of artillery, to make any attempt. They feared alfo an interruption from general Wade : and befides, were unwilling to delay any longer their march towards London.
Page 115 - Rittenhouse second to no astronomer living; that in genius he must be the first, because he is self-taught. As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.