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Page 200 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve O'er that which hath been, and o'er that which must be! What we have seen, our sons shall see; Remnants of things that have pass'd away, Fragments of stone, rear'd by creatures of clay ! XIX.
Page 68 - Hetruscans, from whom great part of the Roman language and religion was derived, and whose system had a near affinity with that of the Persians and Indians, used to write their lines alternately forwards and backwards, as furrows are made by the plough...
Page 78 - For though he was an honourable slip of that ancient tree of nobility, which was no disadvantage to his virtue, yet he brought more glory to the name of Vere than he took of blood from the family.
Page 16 - Twas his to climb the tufted rocks, and rove The chequer'd twilight of the olive grove ; 'Twas his to bend beneath the sacred gloom, And wear with many a kiss Messiah's tomb...
Page 127 - Mrs. Hicks and her daughter, aged nine, were hanged at Huntingdon for selling their souls to the devil, and raising a storm by pulling off their stockings and making a lather of soap...
Page 102 - ... covered with a velvet-like substance fastened with a silken lace ; within this were found whole bones and many pieces of small bones wrapped up in fine silk of fresh colour, which the Abbot took for the relics of some saint, and laid up in his vestiary ; but more probably it was a Eoman urn.
Page 126 - July 13, 1699. The widow Comon was put into the river to see if she would sink, because she was suspected to be a witch — and she did not sink, but swim.
Page 29 - ... calling them by the opprobrious names of slaves and captives, added insult to their tyranny. In these acts of oppression, the veterans were supported by the common soldiers ; a set of men, by their habits of life, trained to licentiousness, and, in their turn, expecting to reap the same advantages. The temple built in honour of Claudius was another cause of discontent. In the eye of the Britons it seemed the citadel of eternal slavery. The priests, appointed to officiate at the altars, with a...
Page 186 - The window-arch of this style being generally a lancet arch, and some persons having considered the shape of the arch to be a very distinguishing feature of the different styles, it may be necessary in this place to say a few words on arches generally. If we examine with care the various remains of the different styles, we shall see no such constancy of arch as has been apprehended; for there are composition lancet arches used both at Henry the...