The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 21
Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.
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Page 126 - The people of the State of New York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent...
Page 184 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies ; They fall successive, and successive rise : So generations in their course decay; So flourish these when those are pass'd away.
Page 224 - •Sir, — I have two silver tea-spoons at London, and two at Bristol : this is all the plate which I have at present ; and I shall not buy any more while so many around me want bread. I am, sir, your most humble servant, JOHN WESLEY/' Perhaps there never was a more charitable man than Mr.
Page 249 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough briar, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moones sphere ; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs...
Page 204 - Inquireth if you have had your arms done on vellum yet; and did not know, till lately, that such-and-such had been the crest of the family. His memory is unseasonable; his compliments perverse; his talk a trouble; his stay pertinacious; and when he goeth away, you dismiss his chair into a corner as precipitately as possible, and feel fairly rid of two nuisances.
Page 139 - And Wordsworth, in a rather long " Excursion " (I think the quarto holds five hundred pages), Has given a sample from the vasty version • Of his new system to perplex the sages; ' 'Tis poetry — at least by his assertion.
Page 431 - Venus, a pea on a circle 284 feet in diameter ; the Earth also a pea, on a circle of 430 feet ; Mars, a rather large pin's head, on a circle of 654 feet...
Page 280 - It were better for, him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Page 160 - you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world.' 'I don't know how great men you may be,' said the Guinea man, ' but I don't like your looks. I have often bought a man much better than both of you, all muscles and bones, for ten guineas.