The Book of Sun-dials

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G. Bell, 1900 - 529 pages
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Page 469 - WHEN Time, who steals our years away, Shall steal our pleasures too, The memory of the past will stay, And half our joys renew.
Page 216 - If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Page 434 - God's eternal store, to circumscribe This universe, and all created things. One foot he centred, and the other turned Round through the vast profundity obscure : And said, " Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, This be thy just circumference, O world...
Page 208 - O temps, suspends ton vol ! et vous, heures propices Suspendez votre cours ! Laissez-nous savourer les rapides délices Des plus beaux de nos jours ! " Assez de malheureux ici-bas vous implorent : Coulez, coulez pour eux ; Prenez avec leurs jours les soins qui les dévorent; Oubliez les heureux.
Page 402 - O strong soul, by what shore Tarriest thou now? For that force, Surely, has not been left vain! Somewhere, surely, afar, In the sounding labour-house vast Of being, is practised that strength, Zealous, beneficent, firm!
Page 260 - For occasion, as it is in the common verse, turneth a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in front, and no hold taken : or at least turneth the handle of the bottle first to be received, and after the belly, which is hard to clasp.
Page 242 - For in his time the law did receive so sudden a perfection, that sir Matthew Hale does not scruple to affirm ', that more was done in the first thirteen years of his reign to settle and establish the distributive justice of the kingdom, than in all the ages since that time put together.
Page 438 - What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball ; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page 312 - LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him ! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him ! 4 Man is like to vanity : his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
Page 252 - ... it is with the deepest regret that I recollect in my manhood the opportunities of learning which I neglected in my youth ; that through every part of my literary career I have felt pinched and hampered by my own ignorance ; and...

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