The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volume 7; Volume 12

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Treuttel and Würtz, Treuttel, Jun, and Richter, 1833 - English literature
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Page 425 - Thus, when he tells the tale of Betty Foy, The idiot mother of 'an idiot boy'; A moon-struck, silly lad, who lost his way, And, like his bard, confounded night with day; So close on each pathetic part he dwells, And each adventure so sublimely tells, That all who view the 'idiot in his glory' Conceive the bard the hero of the story.
Page 94 - Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in, the beauty of a thousand stars...
Page 87 - What song the syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.
Page 200 - Praise be unto him, who transported his servant by night, from the sacred temple of Mecca to the farther temple of Jerusalem, 1 the circuit of which we have blessed, that we might show him some of our signs; for God is he who heareth and seeth.
Page 94 - Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss! Her lips suck forth my soul ! See, where it flies ! Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for Heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena.
Page 82 - And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Page 82 - I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
Page 18 - I am extremely troubled at the embroilment I am in, and have neither ate nor slept well this twelve month, nor have my former consistency of mind.
Page 228 - Beware how you give a fatal sanction in this infant period of our republic scarcely yet two-score years old, to military insubordination! Remember that Greece had her Alexander, Rome her Caesar, England her Cromwell, France her Bonaparte; and that, if we would escape the rock on which they split, we must avoid their errors.
Page 14 - Society these many years ; and amongst other very learned books and tracts he's written one upon the mathematical principles of philosophy, which has got him a mighty name, he having received, especially from Scotland, abundance of congratulatory letters for the same ; but of all the books that he ever wrote, there was one of colours and light, established upon thousands of experiments, which he had been twenty years of...

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