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Page 227 - Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age : and he made him a coat of many colours.
Page 3 - Some to Conceit alone their taste confine. And glittering thoughts struck out at every line; Pleased with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked Nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art.
Page 142 - There is another cause of alteration more prevalent than any other, which yet in the present state of the world cannot be obviated. A mixture of two languages...
Page 178 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page vi - Far westward lies an isle of ancient fame, By Nature blessed — Hibernia is her name. Enrolled in books — exhaustless is her store Of veiny silver and of golden ore. Her fruitful soil for ever teems with wealth. With gems her waters, and her air with health ; Her verdant fields with milk and honey flow, Her woolly fleeces vie with virgin snow ; Her waving furrows float with bended corn, And arms and arts her envied sons adorn.
Page 110 - ... of christian perfection. They chose for their habitation the most dreary situations : no motives but those of charity could draw them from their cells ;- and, if they appeared in public, their object was to reconcile enemies, to instruct the ignorant, to discourage vice, and to plead the cause of the unfortunate. The little property which they enjoyed was common to all. Poverty they esteemed as the surest guardian of virtue : and the benefactions of the opulent they respectfully declined, or...
Page 260 - ... costly dress, undertook a journey alone, from one end of the kingdom to the other, with a wand only in her hand, at the top of which was a ring of exceeding great value : and such an impression had the laws and government of this monarch made on the minds of all the people that no attempt was made upon her honour, nor was she robbed of her clothes or jewels.
Page xxvii - And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shall not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.