The Green Book: Or, Gleanings from the Writing-desk of a Literary Agitator

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M. Fithian, 1842 - Ireland - 371 pages

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Page 101 - Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we : come on, let us deal wisely with them ; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Page 69 - Ne conçut un projet aussi grand que le mien. Chaque peuple, à son tour, a brillé sur la terre, Par les lois, par les arts, et surtout par la guerre. Le temps de l'Arabie est à la fin venu.
Page 38 - Her wise ladies answered her, Yea, she returned answer to herself, Have they not sped? Have they not divided the prey; To every man a damsel or two; To Sisera a prey of divers colours, A prey of divers colours of needlework, Of divers colours of needlework on both sides, Meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
Page 119 - ... the grave opens to receive me, and I sink into its bosom ! 3. I have but one request to ask at my departure from this world, — it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph ; for as no man who knows my motives, dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Page 131 - Israel is slain upon thy high places : how are the mighty fallen ! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon ; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Page 163 - The barbarians drive us to the sea; the sea throws us back on the barbarians; thus two modes of death await us; we are either slain or drowned.
Page 130 - Jove fix'd it certain, that whatever day Makes man a slave takes half his worth away.
Page 101 - And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Page 140 - Charles came to the palace, he dismounted, and walked along the piazza, towards the apartment of the Duke of Hamilton. When he was near the door, which stood open to receive him, a gentleman stepped out of the crowd, drew his sword, and raising his arm aloft, walked up stairs before Charles.
Page 133 - The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can be made no more ; they can receive no grace from novelty of sentiment, and very little from novelty of expression.

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