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Página 5 - tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon' tall, anchoring bark, Diminished to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.
Página 5 - So sung The glorious train ascending : He through heaven, That open'd wide her blazing portals, led To God's eternal house direct the way, A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars...
Página 2 - Familiar Letters on Chemistry, in its relations to Physiology, Dietetics, Agriculture, Commerce, and Political Economy. By JUSTUS VON LIEBIG.
Página 46 - Museum of Science and Art. THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ART. Edited by DIONYSIUS LARDNER, DCL, formerly Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in University College, London. With upwards of 1 200 Engravings on Wood.
Página 41 - It is an miivertal almanac — universal, that is, as respects time, past, present, and future. The main object of it is, as the compiler states, to supply the place of an old almanac, which is never at hand when wanted ; of the older almanac, which never was at hand ; and of the universal almanac in every shape ! A more useful chronological handbook could scarcely be conceived.
Página 48 - HODGSON -MYTHOLOGY FOR LATIN VERSIFICATION. A brief Sketch of the Fables of the Ancients, prepared to be rendered into Latin Verse for Schools.
Página 71 - On such planets giants might exist; and those enormous animals, which on earth require the buoyant power of water to counteract their weight, might there be denizens of the land.