Just in the midst of Cephalon's round face, As 'twere a frontispiece unto the hill, Olfactus' lodging built in figure long, Doubly disparted with two precious vaults, The roofs whereof most richly are enclos'd With orient pearls and sparkling diamonds Beset at th'end with emerauds and turchis, And rubies red and flaming chrysolites, At upper end whereof, in costly manner, I lay my head between two spongeous pillows, Like fair Adonis 'twixt the paps of Venus, Where I, conducting in and out the wind, Daily examine all the air inspir'd By my pure searching, if that it be pure, And fit to serve the lungs with lively breath: Hence do I likewise minister perfumes Unto the neighbour brain--perfumes of force To cleanse your head, and make your fancy bright, To refine wit and sharp invention, And strengthen memory: from whence it came, That old devotion incense did ordain To make man's spirit more apt for things divine.
Sheldon, Blakeman, & Co. Spurgeon's Gems; being Brilliant Passages from the Discourses of the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon.
We hear in the religious world of "professors," and "monthly concerts," (which mean praying, and not psalmody,) of "sensation-preaching," (which takes the place of the "painful" preaching of old times,) of "platform-speakers," of "revival-preachers," of "broad pulpits," and "Churches of the Future," of the "Eclipse of Faith" and the "Suspense of Faith," of "liberal" Christians, (with no reference to the contribution-plates,) of "subjective" and "objective" sermons, "Spurgeonisms," and "businessmen's meetings."
The Lord makes His own Booths, and Moodys, and Spurgeons, and sends them out to do His work, and we shall do well to get out of their way, except when we have anything to give of sympathy, money, prayer and assistance.
The swarm spores of many algae, as Stigeoclonium (figured in Sachs' "Botany").
"Why do you not ask the question which Balzac's old Tourangeois judge asks, whenever a culprit is brought before him,--'Who is she?'"
A short distance beyond Sturgeon Point was the indentation in the shore marking the mouth of Kittewan Creek.
Heywood had been speaking earnestly to Sturgeon:-- "A little practice--try the balance of the swords.
I found them to be pretty large sturgeons, besides salmon, large trout, and many other fishes.
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THE STURGEON.--This fish commences the sixth of Linnaean order, and all the species are large, seldom measuring, when full-grown, less than three or four feet in length.
She was sent to Persia, as the bride of Cambyses, the king, but before their marriage, was falsely accused of infidelity, and committed suicide.--George Ebers, An Egyptian Princess.
At this moment the surgeon gave him a sharper twinge; he lost consciousness; and on returning to himself the horsemen and coaches, the fair one and her attendants, had vanished like a dream.
One was the armed sentry who stood at the gate to see that no recovering inmate slipped out, and the other was a German surgeon- general who was making his daily round of inspection of the hospitals and had brought us along with him.
Eventually she marries Allan Woodcourt, a surgeon.--C. Dickens, Bleak House (1852).
I have given him the surgeoncy.
Job Hartop, who three times observed a merman rise above water to his waist, near the Bermudas,--Harris, who endured such terrific cold in the Antarctics, that once, perilously blowing his nose with his fingers, it flew into the fire and was seen no more,--Knyvett, who, in the same regions, pulled off his frozen stockings, and his toes with them, but had them replaced by the ship's surgeon,--of course these men saw giants, and it is only a matter for gratitude that they vouchsafed us dwarfs also, to keep up some remains of self-respect in us.
He took his medicine bravely--twelve leaden pills administered by as many skilful surgeons.
To distinguish this Genitive Plural, especially to Foreigners, we might use the Apostrophe reversed, thus, the Warrior`s Arms, the Stone`s End, for the End of the Stones, the Grocer`s, Taylor`s, Haberdasher`s, &c. Company; for the Company of Grocers, Taylors, &c. The Surgeon`s Hall, for the Hall of the Surgeons; the Rider`s Names, for the Names of the Riders; and so of all Plural Possessives.
He is very clever with the edge-tools in his surgeon's-case; he whips you out an excrescence before you are quite aware that he meditated an operation, and you find that he had chloroformed you with a shrewd writer's best anaesthetic, a humorous and genial temper.
Late in the evening our wagon train arrived, and placing the wounded woman, Mrs. Weichel, in the ambulance--she having been kindly attended to by the surgeons,--and gathering up the prisoners--the squaws and papooses--and captured stock, we started at once for the South Platte River, eight miles distant, and there went into camp.
When, upward of twenty years ago, I was with Lord Cochrane, then Admiral of the fleets of this very country”—pointing shoreward, out of a port-hole—“a sailor of the vessel to which I was attached, during the blockade of Bahia, had his leg——” But by this time the fidgets had completely taken possession of his auditors, especially of the senior surgeons; and turning upon them abruptly, he added, “But I will not detain you longer, gentlemen”—turning round upon all the surgeons—“your dinners must be waiting you on board your respective ships.
"Well then"--George Steadman was sure now he was going to get the information--"who writes this this stuff from Chicken Hill?"
At the death of these two brothers, Elidure was taken from prison, and mounted the British throne for the third time.--Geoffrey, British History, iii.
CLOTEN or CLOTON, King of Cornwall, one of the five kings of Britain after the extinction of the line of Brute (1 syl.).--Geoffrey, British History, ii.
Could you do Trudgeon, and Australian Crawl?
And that is what the Transgeorgian does.
From that time until his death on May 24, 1876, some nineteen stories flowed in quick succession from his pen, none of them, however, reaching the high standard of his first two--"Geoffry Hamlyn" and "Ravenshoe."
The Stoics, with their stern fatalism, derived their name from the stoae, or porticos; the Peripatetics imparted their ambulatory instructions under the plane-trees of the Lyceum--and Plato reasoned in the Academy, which he held with his school, and into which no ungeometrical mind was to enter.
Le villageois qu'est-ce qu'il a fait faire a son fils?--Le fils revenait-il de temps en temps voir ses parents?--Qu'est-ce que son pere l'a prie de faire, une fois qu'il etait en visite chez lui?--Le garcon a-t-il bien execute l'ordre de son pere?--Comment a-t-il voulu prouver qu'il avait bien fait?--Est-ce que le pere s'est montre aussi habile sophiste que le fils?
Now twice a day, the shriek of his diabolical whistle pierced the umbrageous woods and hilly gorges for miles away, and its cry to many a solitary household was the epoch of the day.
Having arrived at my destination, I sought out the Eastergate, a dirty street inhabited by poor people, mounted three pair of stairs till I saw through a slate-pane, knocked at a door, and was met by a woman, with an umbrageously bearded face peering out from the side of her head-gear--that is, there was a head there in addition to her own.
Except in that one pretty way he has with all of us--and which you know so well--" An uncourageous faint smile seemed the safest response.
Well, it was very unpardonable,--outrageous, the scandalized neighbors were beginning already to say in their rooms.
Trip through the Miami of the lakes, and the Wabash Valley--Cross the grand prairie of Illinois--Revisit the mines--Ascend the Illinois--Fever--Return through the great lakes--Notice of the "Trio"--Letter from Professor Silliman--Prospect of an appointment under government--Loss of the "Walk-in-the-Water"--Geology of Detroit--Murder of Dr. Madison by a Winnebago Indian.
The poet grumbled internally to himself as he thought of the three bottles of Clos-Vougeot, one of Leoville, two of Moulin-au-Vent, that had been consumed, and the fellow not drunk yet.
'--Catherine Hyde, Duchess of Queensberry.--Anecdote of Lady Granville.--Kitty Clive.--Death of Horatio Walpole.--George, third Earl of Orford.--A Visit to Houghton.--Family Misfortunes.--Poor Chatterton.--Walpole's Concern with Chatterton.-- Walpole in Paris.--Anecdote of Madame Geoffrin.--'Who's that Mr. Walpole?'-- The Miss Berrys.--Horace's two 'Straw Berries.
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Widgeon (like woodcock) is a term for a simpleton.
A hearty blow drew sparks again; the shot went off, and I killed fifty brace of ducks, twenty widgeons, and three couple of teals.
Teals, wigeons, snipes, barn-door fowl, ducks, geese--your tame villatic things--Welsh mutton, collars of brawn, sturgeon, fresh or pickled, your potted char, Swiss cheeses, French pies, early grapes, muscadines, I impart as freely unto my friends as to myself.
The place where he halted was on the edge of a dark wood on the brow of a hill about three miles from Rannoch--a good place to get woodpigeon, as they came to roost.
Who sits next to you at school?--George Williams.--George Williams?
SEQUENCE OF TEST WEIGHTS (See also Appendix, p. 248).--Geometric series of weights; method of using them; the same principle is applicable to other senses; the tests only measure the state of faculties at time of trial; cautions in constructing the test weights; multiplicity of the usual perceptions.
TOURS, December 14.--GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN has been arrested by the Government and committed to prison as a nuisance.
20.--Bourgeois at the End of Thirteenth Century.--Fac-simile of Miniature in Manuscript No.
Works.--George Eliot was fast approaching forty when she found the branch of literature in which she was to achieve fame.