Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal Branches of Literature and Science. With Lists of the Most Approved Authors; Including the Best Editions of Th Classics. Designed Chiefly for the Junior Students in the Universities, and the Higher Classes in Schools, Volume 1
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Page 444 - Love my memory, cherish my friends; their faith to me may assure you they are honest. But above all, govern your will and affections, by the will and Word of your Creator; in me, beholding the end of this world, with all her vanities.
Page 92 - It must have come by inspiration. A thousand, nay, a million of children could not invent a language. While the organs are pliable, there is not understanding enough to form a language; by the time that there is understanding enough, the organs are become stiff. We know that after a certain age we cannot learn to pronounce a new language. No foreigner, who...
Page 27 - But without at all attending to this, they lay the facts before you, at no pains to think whether they would appear credible or not. If the reader will not believe their testimony, there is no help for it : they tell the truth, and attend to nothing else. Surely this looks like sincerity, and that they published nothing to the world but what they believed themselves.
Page 443 - In which sad progress, passing along by the rest of the army, where his uncle the general was, and being thirsty with excess of bleeding, he called for drink which was presently brought him ; but as he was putting the bottle to his mouth, he saw a poor soldier carried along, who had eaten his last at the same feast, ghastly casting up his eyes at the bottle. Which Sir Philip perceiving, took it from his head before he drank, and delivered it to the poor man with these words, Thy necessity is yet...
Page 396 - We have left it flourishing in the middle of the field, having rooted up, or cut down, all that kept it from the eyes and admiration of the world: but after some continuance it shall begin to lose the beauty it had; the storms of ambition shall beat her great boughs and branches one against another; her leaves shall fall off, her limbs wither, and a rabble of barbarous nations enter the field and cut her down.
Page 284 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Page 404 - Baltic coast. The prostrate South to the Destroyer yields Her boasted titles, and her golden fields : With grim delight the Brood of winter view A brighter day, and Heav'ns of azure hue, Scent the new fragrance of the breathing rose, And quaff the pendent vintage as it grows. Proud of the yoke, and pliant to the rod, Why yet does Asia dread a monarch's nod, While European freedom still withstands Th...
Page 284 - and attentively read these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this " Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, ' more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and * finer strains both of Poetry and Eloquence, than can be' collected from * all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been composed.
Page 267 - They say, Become Jews or Christians, that ye may be directed. Say, Nay, we follow the religion of ABRAHAM the orthodox, who was no idolater. Say, We believe in GOD, and that which hath been sent down unto us, and that which hath been sent down unto ABRAHAM, and ISMAEL...