A Series of Letters: Addressed to His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, as President of the Royal Society, Remonstrating Against the Conduct of that Learned Body

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William Pickering, 1839 - India - 147 pages

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Page 86 - And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, . Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Page 5 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Page 145 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Page 16 - The Scian and the Teian Muse, The hero's harp, the lover's lute Have found the fame your shores refuse. Their place of birth alone is mute To sounds which echo further west Than your sires
Page 90 - Multiplication is vexation, Division is as bad ; The Rule of Three doth puzzle me, And Practice drives me mad.
Page 106 - You say you are a better soldier: Let it appear so; make your vaunting true, And it shall please me well: for mine own part, I shall be glad to learn of noble men. Cas. You wrong me every way; you wrong me, Brutus; I said, an elder soldier, not a better: Did I say "better"?
Page 36 - Tis a question, my friend, On which I long doubted; my doubt's at an end. To Arabia the stony, Sabaea the gummy, To the land where each man that you meet is a mummy ; To the mouths of the Nile, to the banks of Araxes, To the Red and the Yellow, the White and the Black seas, With telescopes, globes, and a quadrant and sextant, And the works of all authors whose writings are extant; With surveys...
Page 114 - Better is an handful with quietness, than both hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Page 95 - Nothing but stone could secure the dominion. A carpenter said, " Though that was well spoke, It was better by far to defend it with oak." A currier, wiser than both these together Said, " Try what you please, there's nothing like leather.'* Leek upon Saint Tavy's day, Wearing the.

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