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Página 181 - Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, The mighty minds of old: My never-failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day. With them I take delight in weal And seek relief in woe; And while I understand and feel How much to them I owe, My cheeks have often been bedew'd With tears of thoughtful gratitude.
Página 375 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Página 120 - Christian religion and education' and its members were advised to 'acquire real estate, avoid intemperance, and cultivate true manhood'. At the end of the nineteenth century this society claimed to have nearly 200,000 members in eighteen jurisdictions scattered from Maine to California and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
Página 124 - Alas! What boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse, Were it not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair?
Página 402 - From this place, during our progress through the most western parts of the kingdom, we fancied ourselves in King Charles the Second's reign, the people having made very little variations in their dress since that time. The smartest of the country squires appear still in the Monmouth cock...
Página 189 - Titauia, you can see her gentle face grow pale with pride and admiration; for did not the gallant Countess send out word to Fairfax that she would defend the place until she lost her honour or her life, for that she had not forgotten what she owed to the Church of England, to her prince, and to her lord? My Lady looks as if she, too, could have sent that message; only that she would have stopped at the Church of England and gone no further.
Página 493 - ... accurate than the grocer's. But what would a mathematician mean, if he made the same statement ? He would mean this : Suppose the mass of the standard pound to be represented by a length, say a foot, measured on a certain line ; so that half a pound would be represented by six inches, and so on. And let the difference between the mass of the sugar and that of the standard pound be drawn upon the same line to the same scale.
Página 5 - Sometimes one would rather be in the dark," said Christina. There was a pause, and then Mr. Warde joined in the talk. "What kind of knowledge is it that you desire, Miss Cleasby?" he said. " Not what people call useful knowledge. It doesn't matter to me whether the sun goes round the earth, or the earth goes round the sun ; I never wanted to know the number of the stars, and it would not occur to me to pull a flower to pieces to see how it is made. I like the mystery in which such things are hidden...
Página 501 - By scientific thought we mean the application of past experience to new circumstances by means of an observed order of events. By saying that this order of events is exact, we mean that it is exact enough to correct experiments by, but we do not mean that it is theoretically or absolutely exact, because we do not know. The process of inference we found to be in itself an assumption of uniformity, and we found that as the known exactness of the uniformity became greater the stringency of the inference...