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6d Printed ancient autograph BERTRAM DOBELL biographical blank verse born British Museum Catalogue character Charles chiefly Chiswick City of London collection compiled considerable contains copies printed copies were printed curious Dawson Turner died Earl Edinburgh edition editor England English engraved essay extracts facsimiles friends George gives Henry humour illustrations interesting J. P. Collier James JAMES THOMSON B.V. John Journal Lady letters literary Lord Manuscript Memoir memorial merit Monken Hadley narrative notices original pamphlet paper pieces plates play poems poet poetical poetry portrait Post 8vo Preface prefatory note printed for private private circulation Private Press privately printed published quote racter reader remarkable reprinted Robert Royal says Scotland seems Shakespeare Sketch Society Sonnets specimen story Stratford-on-Avon style Thomas thor tion title-page Tour translation verses viii volume William woodcuts writings written
Page 107 - LINDSAY'S (LORD) Lives of the Lindsays ; or, a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres.
Page 170 - She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often he was not master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which, in so critical a time, required great application...
Page 128 - Merchiston, son of the famous inventor of the logarithms, the person to whom the title of GREAT MAN is more justly due, than to any other whom his country ever produced.
Page 137 - The rich man's sins are hidden In the pomp of wealth and station, And escape the sight Of the children of light, Who are wise in their generation.
Page 109 - Once, and once only, have I seen thy face, Elia ! once only has thy tripping tongue Run o'er my breast, yet never has been left Impression on it stronger or more sweet. Cordial old man ! what youth was in thy years, What wisdom in thy levity, what truth In every utterance of that purest soul ! Few are the spirits of the glorified I'd spring to earlier at the gate of heaven.
Page 70 - Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Reign of Edward I. 2 vols, 8vo, containing upwards of 1,000 pages, closely printed In double columns, cloth, a new and cheaper edition.
Page 28 - O'er grovelling generations past Upstood the Doric fane at last ; And countless hearts on countless years Had wasted thoughts, and hopes, and fears, Rude laughter and unmeaning tears, Ere England Shakespeare saw, or Rome The pure perfection of her dome. Others, I doubt not, if not we, The issue of our toils shall see ; Young children gather as their own The harvest that the dead had sown. The dead forgotten and unknown.
Page 238 - Leopardi is at many points the poetic superior of Wordsworth too. He has a far wider culture than Wordsworth, more mental lucidity, more freedom from illusions as to the real character of the established fact and of reigning conventions ; above all, this Italian, with his pure and sure touch, with his fineness of perception, is far more of the artist. Such a piece of pompous dulness as O for the coming of that glorious time, and all the rest of it, or such lumbering verse as Mr.