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Сторінка 131 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Сторінка 131 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground •which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the...
Сторінка 139 - The lions do lack, and suffer hunger ; but they who seek the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
Сторінка 173 - As to the project, however, which was announced in the.- newspapers of making the voyage directly from New York to Liverpool, it was, he had no hesitation in saying, perfectly chimerical, and they might as well talk of making a voyage from New York or Liverpool to the moon.
Сторінка 222 - Rhenumque bibunt. venient annis saecula seris, quibus Oceanus vincula rerum laxet et ingens pateat tellus Tethysque novos detegat orbes nee sit terris ultima Thule.
Сторінка 135 - Britain a famous priest and abbat, a monk by habit and life, whose name was Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains ; for the southern Picts, who dwell...
Сторінка 138 - This day in the Holy Scriptures is called the Sabbath, which means rest. And this day is indeed a Sabbath to me, for it is the last day of my present laborious life, and on it I rest after the fatigues of my labours ; and this night at midnight, which commenceth the solemn Lord's Day, I shall, according to the sayings of Scripture, go the way of our fathers.
Сторінка 311 - This usage has its advantages and disadvantages, but the latter seem to preponderate; and it would "be well if, in consequence, it could be broken through, and the civil reckoning substituted.
Сторінка 149 - ... more than ten to one that they must be derived in both cases from some parent language, or introduced in some other manner ; six words would give more than 1,700 chances to one, and eight, near 100,000 ; so that, in these cases, the evidence would be little short of absolute certainty.