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Page 207 - I am content to die — but oh ! not now !— Not while the blossoms of the joyous spring Make the warm air such luxury to breathe — Not while the birds such lays of gladness sing — Not while bright flowers around my footsteps wreathe. Spare me, great God ! lift up my drooping brow — I am content to die— but, oh ! not now...
Page 172 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst- the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me...
Page 171 - Bishop Atterbury asserts, on the other hand, that the lively and piercing eye did not belong to Sir Isaac during the last twenty years of his life. " Indeed," says he, " in the whole air of his face and make there was nothing of that penetrating sagacity which appears in his compositions. He had something rather languid in his look and manner, which did not raise any great expectation in those who did not know him.
Page 124 - Fruits and Vegetables cultivated in Great Britain : with Kalendars of the Work required in the Orchard and Kitehen Garden during every month in the Year.
Page 149 - Then the archbishop took the crown in his hands from off the altar, and reverently set it on the queen's head, saying, " Receive the crown of glory, honour, and joy ; and God, the crown of the faithful, who, by our episcopal hands (though most unworthy) hath this day | set a crown of pure gold upon thy head, en' rich,
Page 172 - The modesty of Sir Isaac Newton, in reference to his great discoveries, was not founded on any indifference to the fame which they conferred, or upon any erroneous judgment of their importance to. science. The whole of his life proves that he knew his place as a philosopher, and was ready to assert and vindicate his rights.
Page 171 - The celebrated apple-tree, the fall of one of the apples of which is said to have turned the attention of Newton to the subject of gravity, was destroyed by wind about four years ago ; but Mr.
Page 6 - Henry Viscount Cornbury, who was called up to the House of Peers by the title of Lord Hyde, in the lifetime of his father, Henry Earl of Rochester, by a codicil to his will, dated Aug.
Page 29 - SIR EDWARD SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, and consequent Discovery of certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea: with a detail of many extraordinary and highly interesting Events in his Life, from 1733 to 1749, as written in his own Diary. Edited by Miss JANE PORTER.
Page 208 - One cannot look closely at the structure of a flower without loving it. They are emblems and manifestations of God's love to the creation, and they are the means and ministrations of man's love to his fellow-creatures ; for they first awaken in the mind a sense of the beautiful and the good.