France and Belgium, as orig. publ. under the title of 'Paul's letters to his kinsfolk'.

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Էջ 59 - Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: and should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
Էջ 38 - A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusky, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head - and there is London Town!
Էջ 30 - Thanks for that le.sson — it will teach To after- warriors more Than high philosophy can preach, And vainly preach'd before. That spell upon the minds of men Breaks never to unite again, That led them to adore Those pagod things of sabre-sway, With fronts of brass, and feet of clay.
Էջ 88 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts; what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Էջ 99 - His marvellous preservation had transformed him. Thenceforth he held himself for an exempted And privileged being, and, as if he were Incapable of dizziness or fall, He ran along the unsteady rope of life. But now our destinies drove us asunder: He paced with rapid step the way of greatness, Was Count, and Prince, Duke-regent, and Dictator. And now is all, all this too little for him ; He stretches forth his hands for a king's crown, And plunges in unfathomable ruin.
Էջ 153 - Illustrations are drawn by artists of the highest standing, many of whom are members of the Royal Academy. This Edition combines the pictorial advantages of the ABBOTSFORD Edition (now out of print), with the portability of the Author's Favourite.
Էջ 99 - He walked amidst us of a silent spirit, Communing with himself: yet I have known him Transported on a sudden into utterance Of strange conceptions ; kindling into splendour His soul...
Էջ 87 - The infatuate monarch, and his wavering host ! ) The lyart veteran heard the word of God By Cameron thunder'd, or by Renwick pour'd In gentle stream ; then rose the song, the loud Acclaim of praise. The wheeling plover ceased Her plaint ; the solitary place was glad ; And on the distant cairn the watcher's ear Caught doubtfully at times the breeze-borne note.
Էջ 97 - ... in prayer. It is very generally believed that her conversations in Paris with Alexander were mainly instrumental in suggesting the idea of the holy alliance ; it is certain that in her later sermons she held it up almost as a new covenant. She gave a description of the feast celebrated by the Russian army in the plains of Chalons, under the title " Le Camp de la Vertu," in which she gives her views respecting the history of the time.
Էջ 96 - ... this focus of vice and treason have flowed forth those waters of bitterness of which France has drunk so deeply. Why, after having occasioned so much individual and public misery, this source of iniquity is not now stopped, the tenants expelled, and the buildings levelled to the ground, is a question which the consciences of the French ministers can best answer.

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