The Metropolitan, Volume 35

James Cochrane, 1842

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Pagina 433 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Pagina 42 - Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Pagina 144 - O good old man ; how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed...
Pagina 16 - This Exhibition has filled the heads of the Artists and lovers of art. Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
Pagina 77 - PARENT'S HAND-BOOK; Or, Guide to the Choice of Professions, Employments, and Situations ; containing useful and practical Information on the subject of placing out Young Men, and of obtaining their Education with a view to particular occupations. By JC HUDSON, Esq. Author of "Plain Directions for Making Wills.
Pagina 126 - The festival of the bracelet (Rakhi)' is in spring, and' whatever its origin, it is one of the few when an intercourse of gallantry of the most delicate nature is established between the fair sex and the cavaliers of Rajast'han. Though the bracelet may be sent by maidens, it is only on occasions of urgent necessity or danger. The Rajpoot dame bestows with the Rakhi the title of adopted brother ; and while its acceptance secures to her all the protection of a 'cavaliere servente,' scandal itself never...
Pagina 331 - ... ocean in the air. Add to all this, the clattering on deck and down below ; the tread of hurried feet ; the loud hoarse shouts of seamen ; the gurgling in and out of water through the scuppers ; with, every now and then, the striking of a heavy sea upon the planks above, with the deep, dead, heavy sound of thunder heard within a vault ; — and there is the head-wind of that January morning.
Pagina 331 - she wrongs again. Before one can cry she is wrong, she seems to have started forward, and to be a creature actively running of its own accord, with broken knees and failing legs, through every variety of hole and pitfall, and stumbling constantly. Before one can so much as wonder, she takes a high leap into the air. Before she has well done that, she takes a deep dive into the water. Before she has gained the surface, she throws a somerset.
Pagina 16 - This is an observation of a very narrow mind: a mind that is confined to the mere object of commerce — that sees with a microscopic eye but a part of the great machine of the economy of life, and thinks that small part which...
Pagina 333 - I approached this place with my specific, and was about to administer it with many consolatory expressions, to the nearest sufferer, what was my dismay to see them all roll slowly down to the other end ! And when I staggered to that end, and held out the glass once more, how immensely baffled...

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