The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Volúmenes15-16

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Edward Hungerford Goddard
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1875
Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
 

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Página 41 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days : But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise...
Página 70 - The hollow winds begin to blow, The clouds look black, the glass is low ; The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep, And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
Página 70 - The distant hills are looking nigh. How restless are the snorting swine ! The busy flies disturb the kine ; Low o'er the grass the swallow wings, The cricket, too, how sharp he sings ! Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws, Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws.
Página 123 - Greek, the sunrise means daily restoration to the sense of passionate gladness and of perfect life — if it means the thrilling of new strength through every nerve — the shedding over us of a better peace than the peace of night, in the power of the dawn — and the purging of evil vision and fear by the baptism of its dew ; — if the sun itself is an influence, to us also, of spiritual good — and becomes thus in reality, not in imagination, to us, also, a spiritual power — we may then soon...
Página 8 - Phlegra with the heroic race were join'd That fought at Thebes and Ilium, on each side Mix'd with auxiliar gods ; and what resounds In fable or romance of Uther's son, Begirt with British and Armoric knights...
Página 185 - And when you die, I will erect a Monument Upon the verdant Plains of Salisbury, No King shall have so high a sepulchre, With pendulous stones that I will hang by art...
Página 187 - Taught mid thy massy maze their mystic lore: Or Danish chiefs, enrich'd with savage spoil, To victory's idol vast, an unhewn shrine, Rear'd the rude heap, or in thy hallow'd ground Repose the kings of Brutus...
Página 270 - On Thursday, the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce, of Pottern, in this county, agreed with three other women to buy a sack of wheat in the market, each paying her due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said, she wished she might drop down dead, if she had not She rashly repeated this...
Página 70 - Through the clear stream the fishes rise. And nimbly catch the incautious flies. The glowworms, num'rous, clear and bright, Illum'd the dewy hill last night. At dusk the squalid toad was seen, Like quadruped, stalk o'er the green. The whirling wind the dust obeys, And in the rapid eddy plays. The frog...
Página 110 - Egyptians to offer sacrifice, compelling them instead to labour, one and all, in his service. Some were required to drag blocks of stone down to the Nile from the quarries in the Arabian range of hills; others received the blocks after they had been conveyed in boats across the river, and drew them to the range of hills called the Libyan. A hundred thousand men laboured constantly, and were relieved every three months by a fresh lot. It took ten years...

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