Pneumanee: Or, The Fairy of the Nineteenth Century

Front Cover
E. Earle, 1815 - 259 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 226 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening
Page 227 - But neither breath of Morn when she ascends With charm of earliest birds ; nor rising sun On this delightful land ; nor herb, fruit, flower, Glistering with dew ; nor fragrance, after showers ; Nor grateful evening mild ; nor silent Night, With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon, Or glittering star-light, without thee is sweet.
Page 141 - ... unspotted, and faultless course? But I humbly expect that the benevolent Author of our being will judge us as I have been pointing out for your example. Holding up the great volume of our lives in his hands, and regarding the general scope of them, if he discovers benevolence, charity, and...
Page 227 - But neither breath of morn, when she ascends With charm of earliest birds; nor rising sun On this delightful land; nor herb, fruit, flower, Glistering with dew; nor fragrance after showers; Nor grateful evening mild; nor silent night, With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon, Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet But wherefore all night long shine these?
Page 114 - ... sense, or he whose sentiments are raised above the common taste by the anticipation of those delights which will satiate the soul, when the whole capacity of her nature is branched out into new faculties ? He who looks for nothing beyond this short span of duration, or he whose aims are co-extended with the endless length of eternity? He who derives his spirit from the elements, or he who thinks it was inspired by the Almighty? NUMB. LXXVII. The GUARDIAN. " Certum voto pete finem." HOR. Ep....
Page 9 - Gordon ; and every day, from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same, pray for his health and vigour.
Page 141 - His all-searching eye will assuredly never pursue us into those little corners of our lives, much less will His justice select them for punishment without the general context of our existence, by which faults may be sometimes found to have grown out of virtues and very many of our heaviest offences to have been grafted by human imperfection upon the best and kindest of our affections.
Page 49 - Of the death of this great hero, it was said, " that " he died with his sword in his hand, the word of command " in his mouth, and with victory in his imagination.
Page 49 - that you might reniemberjwhenyour favourite Gustavus Adolphus began and ended his reign ; but the anecdotes you mentioned to-day, that he never engaged in any battle without first praying at the head of his troops; that he used afterwards to thunder out in a strong and energetic manner a German hymn, in which he was joined by his whole army ; and that the effect of forty or fifty thousand voices was both wonderful and terrible : all this, and so much more as you...
Page 49 - ... without first praying at the head of his troops ; after which he used to thunder out, in a strong and energetic manner, a German hymn, in which he was joined by his whole army : the effect of thirty or forty thousand people thus singing together was wonderful and terrible. He used to say, that a man made a better soldier in proportion to his being, a better Christian, and there was no person so happy as those who died in the performance of their duty.

Bibliographic information