The Polyanthea: Or, A Collection of Interesting Fragments, in Prose and Verse:: Consisting of Original Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches, Dialogues, Letters, Characters, &c. &c. In Two Volumes, Volumen1

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Página 304 - At home, by ill temper. She was a professed enemy to flattery, And was seldom known to praise or commend ; BUT The talents in which she principally excelled, Were difference of opinion, and discovering flaws and imperfections. She was an admirable economist, And, without prodigality, Dispensed plenty to every person in her family ; BUT Would sacrifice their eyes to a farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband happy with her good qualities ; BUT Much more frequently miserable — with her many...
Página 246 - Arriving at the mount of St. Mary's in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation...
Página 376 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Página 278 - ... deduced from the nature and reason of things. We believe the existence of an Almighty Being from the consideration of his wonderful works, from those innumerable celestial and glorious bodies, and from their wonderful order and harmony. "We have also spent some time in viewing those wonders which are to be seen in the minute part of the world, and that with great pleasure and satisfaction.
Página 303 - HERE lie the bodies of Thomas Bond, and Mary his wife. She was temperate, chaste, and charitable; BUT, she was proud, peevish, and passionate. She was an affectionate wife, and a tender mother...
Página 309 - ... that many of you will find it difficult to reconcile my appearance yesterday with my character. Many of you, I know, will say that my moments would have been better employed in praying for the unhappy man than in attending him to the fatal tree, and that perhaps curiosity was the only cause that converted me into a spectator on that occasion. But those who ascribe that uncharitable motive to me, are under a mistake. I...
Página 155 - Threni Hibernici ; or Ireland sympathizing with England and Scotland, in a sad lamentation for the loss of their Josiah...
Página 288 - Some years ago the Shawano Indians, being obliged to remove from their habitations, in their way took a Muskohge warrior, known by the name of old Scrany, prisoner; they bastinadoed him severely, and condemned him to the fiery torture.
Página 325 - ... or a man wounded. At another time, five boys fetched in four cows. They that stood on the hills, called to one in a house in the valley, crying, " Shoot, Anthony ; " but Anthony thought it good to sleep in a whole skin, and durst not look out, so that afterwards it grew into a proverbial jeer, from the defendants to the assailants, " Shoot, Anthony." The rebels having spent much time and ammunition, and some men, and yet being as far from hopes of taking the castle as the first day they came...
Página 377 - The two parts of which the Scriptures consist are connected by a chain of compositions which bear no resemblance, in form or style, to any that can be produced from the stores of Grecian, Indian, Persian, or even Arabian learning. The antiquity of those...

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