The polyanthea: or, A collection of interesting fragments, in prose and verse [by C.H. Wilson].

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Página 213 - To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury. The humble petition of Ralph Griffith, Esq.
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...
Página 148 - ... which, when they came to a house, they did wind, and they put the drink given to them into this horn, whereto they put a stopple. Since the wars I do not remember to have seen any one of them.
Página 309 - ... 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 287 - 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. He underwent a great deal without showing any concern; his countenance and behaviour were as if he suffered not the least pain.
Página 302 - SACRED To the memory of THOMAS JACKSON, COMEDIAN, who was engaged, 21st of Dec. 1741, to play a comic cast of characters, in this great theatre — the World : for many of which he was prompted by nature to excel. The season being ended, his benefit over, the charges all paid, and his account closed, he made his exit in the tragedy of Death...
Página 289 - ... plain enough that he was a warrior, and not afraid of dying, nor should he have died, only that he was both spoiled by the fire, and devoted to it by their laws; however, though he was a very dangerous enemy, and his nation a treacherous people, it should...
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 376 - Scriptures, contain (independently of a Divine origin) more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected within the same compass from all other books that were ever composed in any age or in any idiom.
Página 199 - ... giving him, for he sells nothing dearer than to be gone. He is just so many strings above a beggar, though he have but two: and yet he begs too, only not in the downright " for God's sake," but with a shrugging " God bless you," and his face is more pined than the blind man's.