The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 9

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Walter Scott
John Ballantyne and Company, 1820 - Europe
 

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Page cdi - Rave ceaselessly; but thou, most awful form! Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines, How silently! Around thee and above, Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass ; methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge ! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity ! 0 dread and silent mount ! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought: entranced in prayer. 1 worshipped the Invisible...
Page cdxxxiv - For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self...
Page cccxxxvii - Let me hope, Sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.
Page cdxxvii - And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests ; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Page cv - It is ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Page 29 - The details of the scheme were much discussed and modified ; but the principle appears to have been popular with all parties.
Page cccix - Our profession is the chastest of all : even the shadow of a fault tarnishes the lustre of our finest achievements.
Page clxvii - ... a ferocious government, and destroying for ever the insufferable and horrid system of Christian slavery, can never cease to be a source of delight and heartfelt comfort to every individual happy enough to be employed in it. I may, I hope, be permitted, under such impressions, to offer my sincere congratulations to their lordships on the complete success which attended the gallant efforts of his Majesty's fleet in their attack upon Algiers of yesterday ; and the happy result produced from it on...
Page cdxxxiv - who maketh his sun to rise upon the evil and the good, and sendeth rain upon the just and the unjust...
Page cdi - BLANC, The Arve and Arveiron at thy base Rave ceaselessly; but thou, most awful Form! Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines, How silently! Around thee and above Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass: methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity! 0 dread and silent Mount!

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