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Page 259 - Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven : And that his soul may be as damn'd, and black, As hell, whereto it goes.
Page 256 - I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum.
Page 261 - Whose blood and judgment are so well co-mingled That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 139 - ... than the determination of a meridian line, or the length of the day at the place of his residence. This astronomy, as exhibited in their tables, presents three principal objects : 1. Tables and rules for computing the places of the sun and moon. 2. Tables and rules for calculating the places of the planets. 3. Rules for determining the phases of eclipses. The Indian astronomers, like all others, have distinguished that portion of the heavens in which the motions of the sun, the moon, and planets...
Page 27 - ... or elfe, if the refiftance of the containing body exceed the expanfive force of the ice, or of water in the aft of freezing, then, by preventing the expanfion, it will prevent the freezing, and the water will remain fluid, whatever the degree of cold may be.
Page 234 - The poor, forsaken, royal little ones! Shall they be left a prey to savage power ? Can they lift up their harmless hands in vain, Or cry to Heaven for help, and not be heard ? Impossible ! O gallant, generous Hastings, Go on, pursue!
Page 164 - The obliquity of the ecliptic is another element in which the Indian astronomy and the European do not agree, but where their difference is exactly such as the high antiquity of the former is found to require. The Brahmins make the obliquity of the ecliptic 24°. Now, M. De La Grange's formula for the variation of the obliquity gives 22...
Page 177 - Stella, is ftrongly marked with that enthufiaftic fentiment and refined fenfibility, which, in the Sorrows of Werter, he has fo warmly indulged ; and in point of immoral effect, the drama is equally reprehenfible with the novel.
Page 52 - WE mult therefore admit, either that VIRGIL had loft his fenfes, or, which is more probable, that, in fending ENEAS and the Sybil through the ivory gate, he intended no farcaftic reflection either on his country or on his poetry. In a word, we muft admit, that, in this part of his fable, he was juft as much in earneft as in any other ; and that there was no more joke in ENEAS'S afcent through the gate of ivory, than in his defcent through the cave of Avernus.