Collection of English Almanacs for the Years 1702-1835

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Page 39 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay, So flourish these, when those are past away.
Page 34 - Full many a gem, of pureft, ray ferene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flow'r is born to blush unfeen , And wafte its fweetnefs on the defart air.
Page 34 - Or wak'd to extafy the living lyre. But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the fpoils of Time did ne'er unroll ; Chill Penury reprefs'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the foul.
Page 33 - The plowman homewards plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darknefs and to me. Now fades the glimmering landfcape on the fight, And all the air...
Page 33 - The active powers of man ! with wise intent The hand of Nature on peculiar minds Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil.
Page 47 - Midsummer Day. — The Exchequer opens eight days before any term begins, except Trinity, before which it opens but four days.
Page 45 - Keign of His Majesty King George III. Containing the feasts and fasts of the Church of England ; the times of the lunations ; the rising and setting of the sun ; the equation of time for the regulating of clocks and watches ; the moon's rising...
Page 37 - ... from the anus to the lower part of the back, and the other through the eyes ; the ends of thefe threads are to brace up the fowl to its natural attitude, and fattened to the beam of the frame above : laitly, the feet are to be fixed down with pins or fmall nails.
Page 33 - To fome fhe taught the fabric of the fphere, The changeful moon, the circuit of the ftars, The golden zones of heaven : to fome fhe gave E 2 To weigh the moment of eternal things, Of time, and fpace, and fate's unbroken chain, go And will's quick impulfe...
Page 42 - Remember what our father oft has told us : The ways of heaven are dark and intricate ; Puzzled in mazes, and perplex'd with errors, Our underftanding traces them in vain, Loft and bewilder'd in the fruitlefs fearch ; Nor fees with how much art the windings run> Nor where the regular confufion ends.

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