Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

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William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone
W. Tait, 1852
 

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Page 120 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand, — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low, — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him : he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won.
Page 50 - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain.
Page 188 - SHE CAME AND WENT. As a twig trembles, which a bird Lights on to sing, then leaves unbent, So is my memory thrilled and stirred; — I only know she came and went.
Page 115 - twould a saint provoke" (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke), " No, let a charming chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead— And, Betty, give this cheek a little red.
Page 19 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Page 59 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's Ricochet Rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Page 232 - It was unanimously decided that the prizes should be paid to the first of geniuses who had written legibly. Not another MS. was unfolded. Immediately the confidential envelope was opened, and the successful competitor was found to bear the scarcely known name of Poe. The next day the publisher called to see Mr.
Page 291 - I represent before you a principle, a cause, and a defeat. The principle is the sovereignty of the people ; the cause is that of the Empire ; the defeat is that of Waterloo. The principle — you have recognised it ; the cause — you have served in it ; the defeat — you would revenge it. No, then, there is no dis-accord between you and me; and I will not believe that I can be destined to be grieved by the disaffection of any others.
Page 239 - ... they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 233 - Passion, in him, comprehended many of the worst emotions which militate against human happiness. You could not contradict him, but you raised quick choler ; you could not speak of wealth, but his cheek paled with gnawing envy. The astonishing natural...

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