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Página 99 - And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell, Of every star that Heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew; Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Página 226 - The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, The beginning of every end, and the end of every place.
Página 23 - When it is perfectly formed, the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the foresaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it is all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after it cometh to full maturity, and falleth into the sea...
Página 44 - Any thing reticulated or decussated at equal distances with interstices between the intersections.
Página 22 - Herbal," giving an account of the miraculous origin of the Solan Goose. It runs : " But what our eyes have seen and hands have touched we shall declare.
Página 197 - A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts. In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts. While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise!
Página 225 - O'erturning her presumptuous plan, Up climbs the old usurper — man, And she jogs after as she can.
Página 247 - I have mentioned mathematics as a way to settle in the mind a habit of reasoning closely and in train ; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but that, having got the way of reasoning, which that study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be able to transfer it to other parts of knowledge, as they shall have occasion.
Página 213 - ... of the ship was in flames ; the masts and sails now taking fire, we moved to a distance, sufficient to avoid the immediate explosion ; ,but the flames were now coming out of the main hatchway, and seeing the rest of the crew, with the captain, &c.