Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 177

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W. Blackwood, 1905

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Page 86 - Happy the man*, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter, fire.
Page 315 - ... whom he, I suppose, mistook for some countess just arrived at the bath. The ball was opened by a Scotch lord, with a mulatto heiress from St. Christopher's; and the gay colonel Tinsel danced all the evening with the daughter of an eminent tinman from the borough of Southwark.
Page 315 - Twas a glorious sight to behold the fair sex All wading with gentlemen up to their necks, And view them so prettily tumble and sprawl In a great smoking kettle as big as our hall...
Page 23 - Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To cure the dark and erring mind ; But who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind...
Page 501 - I would accustom the public mind to the contemplation of an existing though torpid power in the constitution; capable of removing our social grievances were we to transfer to it those prerogatives which the Parliament has gradually usurped, and used in a manner which has produced the present material and moral disorganisation. The House of Commons is the house of a few; the Sovereign is the Sovereign of all.
Page 177 - MY MOTHER BIDS ME BIND MY HAIR. Mv mother bids me bind my hair With bands of rosy hue, Tie up my sleeves with ribbons rare, And lace my boddice blue. " For why," she cries, " sit still and weep, While others dance and play?
Page 273 - Where the bones of heroes rest — Open wide the hallowed portals To receive another guest ! Last of Scots, and last of freemen — Last of all that dauntless race, Who would rather die unsullied Than outlive the land's disgrace ! O thou lion-hearted warrior ! Reck not of the after-time : Honour may be deemed dishonour, Loyalty be called a crime.
Page 495 - The spectacle of thousands of British subjects kept permanently in the position of helots, constantly chafing under undoubted grievances, and calling vainly to her Majesty's Government for redress, does steadily undermine the influence and reputation of Great Britain and the respect for the British Government within the Queen's dominions.
Page 500 - ... in the history of this country, the depositary of power is always unpopular — all combine against it, it always falls.' " Power was deposited in the great Barons ; the Church, using the King for its instrument, crushed the great Barons. Power was deposited in the Church ; the King, bribing the Parliament, plundered the Church. Power was deposited in the King ; the Parliament, using the People, beheaded the King, expelled the King, changed the King, and, finally, for a King substituted an administrative...
Page 267 - Those shires in which the Covenanters were most numerous were given up to the license of the army. With the army was mingled a militia, composed of the most violent and profligate of those who called themselves Episcopalians. Pre-eminent among the bands which oppressed and wasted these unhappy districts were the dragoons commanded by James Graham of Claverhouse. The story ran that these wicked men used in their revels to play at the torments of hell, and to call each other by the names of devils...

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