The star, a complete system of the theoretical and practical astrology, by Ebn Shemaya

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Page 4 - And, that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water...
Page 2 - twere not absurd To doubt if beams, set out at Nature's birth, Are yet arriv'd at this so foreign world, Though nothing half so rapid as their flight. An eye of awe and wonder let me roll, And roll for ever. Who can satiate sight In such a scene? in such an ocean wide Of deep astonishment? where depth, height, breadth, Are lost in their extremes ; and where to count The thick-sown glories in this field of fire, Perhaps a seraph's computation fails.
Page 13 - Dryden by the hand, and led him out to see it also ; when, just as they came to the gate, the stag being at bay with the dogs. made a bold push, and leaped over the court wall, which...
Page 6 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Page 193 - The trees shed their blossoms over our young heads ; the flowers on the brink seem to offer themselves to our young hands ; we are happy in hope, and we grasp eagerly at the beauties around us; but the stream hurries us on, and still our hands are empty.
Page 12 - Berkshire, his brother-in-law, to keep the long vacation with him at Charlton in Wilts : his lady was invited to her uncle Mordaunt's, to pass the remainder of the summer. When they came to divide the children, lady Elizabeth would have him take John, and suffer her to take Charles; but Mr. Dryden was too absolute, and they parted in anger : he took Charles with him, and she was obliged to be content with John. When the fatal day came, the anxiety of the lady's spirits...
Page 3 - The illimitable void ! thus to remain, Amid the flux of many thousand years, That oft has swept the toiling race of men, And all their labour'd monuments away, Firm, unremitting, matchless, in their course ; To the kind-temper'd change of night and day, And of the Seasons ever stealing round, Minutely faithful : such the All-perfect Hand That poised, impels, and rules the steady whole.
Page 194 - ... amid objects more striking and magnificent. We are animated by the moving picture of enjoyment and industry which passes before us ; we are excited by some short-lived success, or depressed and rendered miserable by some equally short-lived disappointment.
Page 194 - From the inoffensive stream, unmindful now Of all the flowers that paint the further bank, And smiled so sweet of late. Thrice welcome Death ! That after many a painful bleeding step, Conducts us to our home, and lands us safe On the long wish'd-for shore.
Page 13 - Rome, occasioned by a swimming in his head, with which he was seized, the heat of the day being excessive. He again recovered, but was ever after in a languishing, sickly state. In the 33rd year of his age, being returned to England, he was unhappily drowned at Windsor.

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