History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield

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Nichols and son, 1805 - Lichfield (England) - 276 pages
 

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Page 106 - Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart.
Page 220 - Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.
Page 214 - Muse, hang o'er his sculptured bier, With patient woe, that loves the lingering tear ; With thoughts that mourn, nor yet desire relief ; With meek regret, and fond enduring grief ; With looks that speak — ' He never shall return ! ' Chilling thy tender bosom, clasp his urn ; And with soft sighs disperse th...
Page 49 - To caves bestrew'd with many a mouldering bone. And cells, whose echoes only learn to groan ; Where no kind bars a whispering friend disclose, No sunbeam enters, and no zephyr blows, He treads, inemulous of fame or wealth, Profuse of toil, and prodigal of health, With soft assuasive eloquence expands Power's rigid heart, and opes his clenching hands ; Leads stern-ey'd Justice to the dark domains, If not to sever, to relax the chains...
Page 171 - ... the emperors and other sovereigns of the respective kingdoms of Europe took the appointment in some degree into their own hands ; by reserving to themselves the right of confirming these elections, and of granting investiture of the...
Page 196 - ... of an act passed in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the amendment of the law and the better advancement of justice...
Page 174 - ... to proceed to election; which is always to be accompanied with a letter missive from the king, containing the name of the person whom he would have them elect...
Page 267 - Edward the sixth by the grace of God of England France and Ireland king Defender of the faith and in earth supreme head of the Church of England and Ireland.
Page 126 - To her, whose virtues blest a husband's life ; When late in Duty's sphere she mildly shone, As friend, as sister, daughter, mother, wife. In the bright morn of beauty, joy, and wealth, Insidious Palsy near his victim drew ; Dash'd from her youthful hands the cup of health, And round her limbs his numbing fetters threw. Year after year her...
Page 221 - Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expence of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts which she had left. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds that he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over.

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