English Essays ...: Popular tales of Hindostan and Germany. Longfellow. Pitt. I. The duchess of Kent. George Stephenson. The modern Russian drama. Travels in the Caucasus. La Bruyère. Napoleon I

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O. Meissner, 1870
 

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Side 316 - Who knows but He whose hand the lightning forms, Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms, Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind...
Side 43 - O'er the ocean wild and wide ! For my heart was hot and restless, And my life was full of care, And the burden laid upon me Seemed greater than I could bear.
Side 43 - Each evening sees it close ; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.
Side 250 - Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Side 141 - I have said will come to pass as sure as you live. I only wish I may live to see the day, though that I can scarcely hope for, as I know how slow all human progress is, and with what difficulty I have been able to get the locomotive adopted, notwithstanding my more than ten years' successful experiment at Killingworth.
Side 151 - would rather meet a highwayman, or see a burglar on his premises, than an engineer ; he should be much more safe, and of the two classes he thought the former more respectable...
Side 89 - British barbarians, have predicted with equal boldness, " there is a people that will never rise to civilisation — there is a people destined never to be free — a people without the understanding necessary for the attainment of useful arts ; depressed by the hand of nature below the level of the human species ; and created to form a supply of slaves for the rest of the world.
Side 68 - Temple to say, that whoever voted for the India bill was not only not his friend, but would be considered by him as his enemy. And if these words were not strong enough, Earl Temple might use whatever words he might deem stronger or more to the purpose.
Side 44 - Comes the thought of other years. And I think how many thousands Of care-encumbered men, Each bearing his burden of sorrow, Have crossed the bridge since then. I see the long procession Still passing to and fro, The young heart hot and restless, And the old subdued and slow ! And...
Side 25 - Punchkin then stretched out his left arm, crying, "•Give me my parrot." The prince pulled of the parrot's second wing, and the magician's left arm tumbled off. ' "Give me my parrot," cried he, and fell on his knees. The prince pulled off the parrot's right leg, the magician's right leg fell off; the prince pulled off the parrot's left leg, down fell the magician's left. 'Nothing remained of him save the limbless body and the head; but still he rolled his eyes, and cried, "Give me my parrot.

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