Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Volumen3

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The Society, 1790

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Página 33 - As when a shepherd of the Hebrid Isles*, Placed far amid the melancholy main, (Whether it be lone fancy him beguiles ; Or that aerial beings sometimes deign To stand embodied, to our senses plain) Sees on the naked hill, or valley low, The whilst in ocean Phoebus dips his wain, A vast assembly moving to and fro: Then all at once in air dissolves the wondrous show.
Página 146 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Página 76 - By all that from thy prophet broke, In thy divine emotions spoke ; Hither again thy fury deal, Teach me but once like him to feel : His cypress wreath my meed decree, And I, O Fear, will dwell with thee!
Página 52 - Baron to give his judgment in the case, he declared, " that he was clearly of opinion that the fits were natural, but heightened by the devil, co-operating with the malice of the witches at whose instance he did the villanies...
Página 143 - Though cover'd with the night, could be so near, The governor cannot be so unfriended Among the many that attend his person, But, by some secret means, he should have...
Página 631 - as it is atheism and blasphemy " in a creature to dispute what the Deity may do, so it " is presumption and sedition in a subject to dispute what " a king may do in the height of his power : good " Christians," he adds, " will be content with God's will, " revealed in his word ; and good subjects will rest in the " king's will, revealed in his law (d).
Página 140 - Hermes' moly, Sibylla's golden bough, the great elixir. Imagined only* by the alchymist, Compared with thee are shadows — thou the substance, And guardian of felicity ! No marvel. My brother made thy place of rest his bosom, Thou being the keeper of his heart, a mistress To be hugg'd ever ! In by-corners of This sacred room, silver in bags, heap'd up Like billets...
Página 77 - Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves, And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back ; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew...
Página 27 - not " not only a great oppreflion upon the poorer fort, " but a badge of flavery upon the whole people, " expofing every man's houfe to be entered into " and fearched at pleafure, by perfons unknown
Página 523 - Cold on Canadian hills, or Minden's plain, Perhaps that parent wept her soldier slain — Bent o'er her babe, her eye dissolved in dew, The big drops, mingling with the milk he drew, Gave the sad presage of his future years, The child of misery baptized in tears.

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