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Page 139 - In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts. While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise!
Page 21 - Leyden, of much eminence, said that "he felt himself struck in his arms, shoulders, and breast, so that he lost his breath ; and it was two days before he recovered from the effects of the blow and the terror ; adding, that he would not take a second shock for the kingdom of France.
Page 211 - Mortals, wouldst thou know the grains That Ceres heaps on Libya's plains, Or leaves that yellow Autumn strews, Or the stars that Herschel views, Or find how many drops would drain The wide-scooped bosom of the main, Or measure central depths...
Page 301 - ... very closely the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or the minute corrugations which are often seen on surfaces covered with varnish or with oil-paint.' Similar appearances, we are told, are to be seen in the structure of pearls. ' The direction of the grooves...
Page 248 - I have mentioned mathematics as a way to settle in the mind a habit of reasoning closely and in train; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but that, having got the way of reasoning, which that study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be able to transfer it to other parts of knowledge, as they shall have occasion.
Page 172 - ... of the ship was in flames ; the masts and sails now taking fire, we moved to a distance, sufficient to avoid the immediate explosion ; ,but the flames were now coming out of the main hatchway, and seeing the rest of the crew, with the captain, &c.
Page 172 - There being no landing place to the southward of Bencoolen, our only chance was to regain that port. The Captain then undertook to lead, and we to follow, in a NNE course, as well as we could ; no chance, no possibility being left, that we could again approach the ship ; for she was now one splendid flame, fore and aft, and aloft, her masts and sails in a blaze, and rocking to and fro, threatening to fall in an instant. There goes her mizen mast ! Pull away, my boys ! There goes the gunpowder ! Thank...
Page 139 - So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky, Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way, Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes.
Page 173 - ... the horizon in every direction, to an extent of not less than fifty miles, and casting that kind of blue light over us, which is of all others most luridly horrible.
Page 226 - They flew their kite exactly over the pillar, so that when it came down on the opposite side, the string lay across the top of the capital. By means of the string they pulled a small rope over, and by this a larger one, that was able to bear the weight of a man : a pulley was then fastened to the end of the large rope, and drawn close up to the upper edge of the capital ; and then, you know, Lucy, they could easily hoist each other up. They did more, for they hoisted the English flag on the top of...