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Page 64 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air ; — Fair crews triumphant, leaning from above, Shall wave their fluttering kerchiefs as they move, Or warrior bands alarm the gaping crowd, And armies shrink beneath the shadowy cloud.
Page 349 - Now, the broad shield complete, the artist crowned With his last hand, and poured the ocean round; In living silver seemed the waves to roll, And beat the buckler's verge, and bound the whole.
Page 47 - XIV. upon what slight grounds have you been accused of restless and immoderate ' ambition ! — O ! tame and feeble Cervantes, with what a timid pencil and faint colours have you painted the portrait of a disordered imagination!
Page 345 - ... the church, to whose service, by the intentions of my parents and friends, I was destined of a child, and in mine own resolutions, till coming to some maturity of years, and perceiving what tyranny had invaded the church, that he who would take orders must subscribe slave, and take an oath withal ; which unless he took with a conscience that would retch, he must either straight perjure, or split his faith; I thought it better to prefer a blameless silence before the sacred office of speaking,...
Page 224 - The high tone of defence upon legal constitutional ques* tions, with which the Attorney-general endeavoured to bear down his opponents, was more frequently ridiculed by the wit, than combated by the arguments of Mr. Curran. If, in this mode of contest, he did not always repel the blow, he at least evaded its force ; and although he could not, on every occasion, boast of victory, he at least escaped defeat.
Page 16 - ... in life as himfelf. He was thus fated to be the architect of his own fame. But though he threw off the trammels of the fchool, he was not idle : — he read much, and thought more. At an early age he was articled as clerk in the office of Mr. Eyes, an attorney, in Liverpool. Soon after this period he was...
Page 90 - Casts back a wishful look, and fondly clings To her frail prop, unwilling to be wrench'd From this fair...
Page 163 - ... on this occafion. In confequence of this publication, Dr. White printed " A Statement of his literary Obligations to the Rev. Mr. Samuel Badcock, and the Rev. Samuel Parr, LL.D.