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An Excursion from Sidmouth to Chester, in the Summer of 1803
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Page 7 - Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered ; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the Last Days.
Page 361 - Steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air,* Fair crews triumphant leaning from above, Shall wave their fluttering 'kerchiefs as they move ; Or warrior bands alarm the gaping crowd, And armies shrink beneath the shadowy cloud...
Page 7 - Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth : and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Page 213 - Confess'd from yonder slow-extinguish'd clouds, All ether softening, sober Evening takes Her wonted station in the middle air; A thousand shadows at her beck. First this She sends on earth ; then that of deeper dye Steals soft behind ; and then a deeper still, In circle following circle, gathers round, To close the face of things.
Page 421 - I then inquired of the woman, if there were any decent well-disposed women in the neighbourhood, who kept schools for teaching to read. I presently was directed to four. To these I applied, and made an agreement with them, to receive as many children as I should send upon the Sunday, whom they were to instruct in reading, and in the church catechism.
Page 361 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air...
Page 202 - The blast of calumny and the terrors of royal vengeance. Presided in the Illustrious Band of Heroes and Patriots, Who fairly and openly adjudged Charles Stuart, Tyrant of England, To a public and exemplary Death, Thereby presenting to the amazed World, And transmitting down through applauding Ages, The most glorious Example, Of Unshaken Virtue, Love of Freedom and Impartial Justice, Ever exhibited on the blood-stained Theatre of human Action. O ! Reader, Pass not on till thou hast blessed his Memory...
Page 46 - Thron'd in the vaulted heart, his dread resort, Inexorable Conscience holds his court; With still small voice the plots of Guilt alarms, Bares his...
Page 300 - As we were returning to our Inn, we happened to meet some country People celebrating their Harvest-Home; their last load of Corn they Crown with Flowers, having besides an Image richly dressed, by which, perhaps, they would signify Ceres, this they keep moving about, while Men and Women, Men and Maid Servants, riding through the Streets in the Cart, shout as loud as they can, till they arrive at the Barn.