The Polyanthos

J. T. Buckingham, 1812

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Page 82 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 58 - Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto.
Page 127 - Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs...
Page 189 - It is for the interest of humanity in general, that the occasions of war, and the inducements to it, should be diminished. If rapine is abolished, one of the encouragements to war is taken away, and peace therefore more likely to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it.
Page 275 - There is not one who has not hung Enraptured, on the Voice of Praise. The timid child, at that soft voice Lifts for a moment's space the eye ; It bids the fluttering heart rejoice, And stays the step prepared to fly...
Page 105 - St. Peter, whose church this is, in spite of all holy saints, and in spite of our holy father the Pope (God's vicar here on earth), and of the reverend and worshipful the canons, masters, priests, Jesuits, and clerks of our holy church, committed the heinous crimes...
Page 106 - In the Year of our Lord CHRIST, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign.
Page 84 - When the beloved disciple was, in spirit, admitted into the celestial choir, he not only heard them " singing " hymns of praise, but he heard likewise " the voice of harpers harping upon their harps : " Rev. xiv. 2. And why that, which saints are represented as doing in heaven, should not be done, according to their skill and ability, by saints upon earth ; or why instrumental music should be abolished as a legal ceremony, and vocal music, which was as much so, should be retained, no good reason...
Page 116 - As those we love decay, we die in part, String after string is sever'd from the heart ; Till loosen'd life at last — but breathing clay, Without one pang, is glad to fall away. Unhappy he who latest feels the blow, Whose eyes have wept o'er every friend laid low, Dragg'd lingering on from partial death to death, Till dying, all he can resign is breath.
Page 212 - And speak but when she's spoken to : But not like echo still be heard, Contending for the final word.

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