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Page 227 - Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time. "When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory, 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room, Even in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom. So till the judgment that yourself arise, You live in this, and dwell in lovers
Page 309 - A tragedye or enterlude, manyfestyng the chefe promyses of God unto man by all ages in the old lawe, from the fall of Adam to the incarnacyon of the Lorde Jesus Christ.
Page 266 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months...
Page 117 - Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, , The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed.
Page 127 - TRAFfiques and Discoueries of the English Nation, made by Sea or ouer-land, to the South and South-east parts of the World, at any time within the compasse of these 1600. yeres: Diuided into two seuerall parts: Whereof the first containeth the personall trauels, &c.
Page 236 - A general History of Ireland, from the earliest Accounts to the close of the twelfth Century, collected from the most authentic Records.
Page 152 - For it cost more to redeem their souls : so that he must let that alone for ever; 9 Yea, though he live long : and see not the grave.
Page 227 - Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall out-live this powerful rhyme ; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword, nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity...
Page 310 - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page 197 - ... sculptured on some of the compartments, it is evident that the Govan stone coffin belongs to the early Christian period, for in the opinion of Wilson, one of our best authorities, this kind of decoration is peculiar to the native Scottish designs of that era, and he remarks that " it occurs on the sculptures, the jewellery, the manuscripts, and the decorated shrines and bookcases of the early Irish Christian art, and has been perpetuated almost to our own day on the weapons and personal ornaments...

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