The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen14


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Página 30 - Knowledge before — a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
Página 167 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha. he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Página 559 - When my Cat and I entertain each other with mutual apish tricks, as playing with a garter, who knows but that I make my Cat more sport than she makes me ? Shall I conclude her to be simple, that has her time to begin or refuse to play, as freely as I myself have ? Nay, who knows but that it is a defect of my not understanding her language (for doubtless Cats talk and reason with one another) that we agree no better : and who knows but that she pities me for being no wiser than to play with her, and...
Página 287 - ... lighted out the relic from his dusty treasures ; and when you lugged it home, wishing it were twice as cumbersome ; and when you presented it to me, and when we were exploring...
Página 197 - Sir, before God, I believe the hour is come. My judgment approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope, in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it; and I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration.
Página 166 - Ye take the cataract's sound Ye take the whirlpool's fury and its might ; The mountain shudders as ye sweep the ground ; The valley woods lie prone beneath your flight. The clouds before you shoot like eagles past ; The homes of men are rocking in your blast ; Ye lift the roofs like autumn leaves, and cast, Skyward, the whirling fragments out of sight.
Página 179 - ... to my knowledge, of all persons in the world, are in nature the persons that do as much despise all that, as— a— In fine, I'll say no more of "em!
Página 176 - All suddenly out of the thickest brush, Upon a milk-white palfrey all alone, A goodly Lady did foreby them rush, Whose face did seeme as cleare as christall stone, And eke, through feare, as white as whales bone : Her garments all were wrought of beaten gold, And all her steed with tinsell trappings shone, Which fledd so fast that nothing mote him hold, And scarse them leasure gave her passing to behold.
Página 175 - ... from a thousand gushing springs, Unknown before ; that with it brings This nameless light, — if light it be, — That veils the world I see. " For all I see around me wears The hue of other spheres ; And something blent of smiles and tears Comes from the very air I breathe. O, nothing, sure, the stars beneath Can mould a sadness like to this, — So like angelic bliss.
Página 280 - Ere long he reached the magnificent glacier of the Rhone ; a frozen cataract, more than two thousand feet in height, and many miles broad at its base. It fills the whole valley between two mountains, running back to their summits. At the base it is arched, like a dome ; and above, jagged and rough, and resembles a mass of gigantic crystals, of a pale emerald tint, mingled with white. A snowy crust covers its surface ; but at every rent and crevice the pale green ice shines clear in the sun. Its shape...

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