The Denstonian, Volume 1

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Page 7 - O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper ; I would not be mad ! — Enter Gentleman.
Page 3 - I wind about and in and out, With here a blossom sailing, And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling...
Page 107 - men, that Gilbert, Bishop of London, is excommunicated ' by Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Page 80 - It is painful to reflect that these trophies of human genius, which had resisted the silent decay of time, during a period of more than twenty-two centuries, which had escaped the destructive fury of the...
Page 92 - As a restorative she made use of a soup of frogs ; and some of these animals, skinned tor the purpose, happened to lie upon a table in her husband's laboratory, upon which was placed an electrical machine. One of the assistants in his experiments chanced carelessly to bring the point of a scalpel near the crural nerves of a frog lying not far from the conductor. Instantly the muscles of the limb were agitated with strong convulsions. Madame Galvani, a woman of quick understanding and a scientific...
Page 47 - I never had been in the gallery of the House of Commons but once. Cave had interest with the door-keepers. He, and the persons employed under him, gained admittance : they brought away the subject of discussion, the names of the speakers, the...
Page 54 - Lindisfarne — that is to say, the Mother Church, the religious capital of the north of England and south of Scotland, the residence of the first sixteen bishops of Northumbria, the sanctuary and monastic citadel of the whole country round — the lona of the Anglo-Saxons.
Page 65 - ... much striking beauty, so distinct a type, so vast a volume of history, so great a pageant of immortal memories. There is, in fact, no building on earth which can sustain the burden of such greatness, and so the first visit to the Acropolis is and must be disappointing. When the traveller reflects how all the Old World's culture culminated in Greece— all Greece in Athens— all Athens in its Acropolis— all the Acropolis in the Parthenon...
Page 48 - ... respect, but of reverence to those who, without ability, were distinguished for high principle and industry. " If there be one thing on earth which is truly admirable, it is to see God's wisdom blessing an inferiority of natural powers, where they have been honestly,, truly, and zealously cultivated.
Page 78 - I saw several metopae at the south-east extremity of the temple taken down. They were fixed in between the triglyphs as in a groove; and in order to lift them up, it was necessary to throw to the ground the magnificent cornice by which they were covered. The...

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