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Page 75 - SOUND : a Course of Eight Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. By JOHN TYNDALL, LL.DFRS New Edition, crown 8vo.
Page 422 - Whate'er the circling seasons yield, Whatever buds, whatever blows, For thee it buds, for thee it grows. Nor yet art thou the peasant's fear, To him thy friendly notes are dear ; For thou art mild as matin dew, And still, when summer's flowery hue Begins to paint the bloomy plain, We hear thy sweet prophetic strain ; Thy sweet prophetic strain we hear, And bless the notes and thee revere ! The Muses love thy shrilly tone ; Apollo calls thee all his own ; 'Twas he who gave that voice to thee, 'Tis...
Page 271 - 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. And here and there a foamy flake Upon me, as I travel With many a silvery waterbreak Above the golden gravel...
Page 328 - 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 434 - I declare that, taking the average of many minds that have recently come before me (and apart from that spirit which God has placed in each), and accepting for a moment that average as a standard, I should far prefer the obedience, affections, and instinct of a dog before it.
Page 74 - BIBLE ANIMALS ; being a Description of every Living Creature mentioned in the Scriptures, from the Ape to the Coral.
Page 422 - d Ida, Dear mother Ida, harken ere I die. For now the noonday quiet holds the hill : The grasshopper is silent in the grass : The lizard, with his shadow on the stone, Rests like a shadow, and the cicala sleeps.
Page 461 - A SMALL TELESCOPE With a Detail of the most Interesting Discoveries which have been made with the assistance of powerful Telescopes, concerning the Phenomena of the Heavenly Bodies.
Page 426 - It can be no harm in one to whom it belongs, " to do his will in the armies of heaven, and amongst the inhabitants of the earth,
Page 329 - Some only for not being drown'd, And some for sitting above ground, Whole days and nights, upon their breeches. And feeling pain, were hang'd for witches ; And some for putting knavish tricks Upon green geese and turkey-chicks, Or pigs that suddenly deceast Of griefs unnatural, as he guest ; Who after prov'd himself a witch, And made a rod for his own breech.