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Страница 120 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the...
Страница 168 - The first of nations — BOASTS YOUR NAME! BRITONS hear, that name's a host, And forms a bulwark round your coast : And Fame shall tell, in records fair, You're worthy of the name you bear ! The foe that racks a suffering world, At you the bolt of war has hurl'd ; And dares in language loud and high Your warriors to the field defy...
Страница 176 - Arms, was that which symbolically recorded t'he actions of those to whom their coui.try was indebted for safety in the hour of danger : whose names it is honourable to recollect, and whose exploits it is glorious to emulate. Of those of Gwyerd ap...
Страница 27 - The suggestions of intellect and the salutary precautions of prudence are easily discernible under this fiction : a safety from fire in the neatness of the hearth, — a provision for its extinction in the replenished pails, — and a motive to perseverance and industry in the expected boon.
Страница 170 - Sons of Snowdon, yours the meed, Like Britons live, like Britons bleed ; Your country, parents, children save, Or fill one great and glorious grave.
Страница 174 - Meredydd, of Hiraethog, a man of great personal strength and prowess, whose tomb is still shewn at Hosputty Evan, in Denbighshire. The red dragon was borne as a supporter to the royal arms, from the accession of the Tudors to that of the Stuarts, when it gave place to tlie unicorn, previously giving rise to a department in the herald college, called rouge dragon.
Страница 181 - Mcirion loves to dwell. And though thy rough aspiring rocks Stern Winter wraps in snow, And drives awhile thy fleecy flocks To seek the vales below ; Yet here, the Cuckoo's earliest voice, Delights to bid thy swains rejoice.
Страница 167 - Lost your bvim paternal plains, Florid fields, and wide domains ; Fair Cambria saw with beckoning eyes, • And bade ERYRI'S (4) ramparts rise. Here amid her cliffs of snow, Ages saw you brave the foe ; *• Till Concord came, with- efforts blest, And sooth'd Contention's roar to rest! United now to .Britain's throne, Your Sires (5) return, resume their ownj Chiefs of your country's antient days, Britannia's wider sceptre sways!
Страница 165 - Forrn'd the isle it loves and laves! Lords of realms-, as yet unknown, A blest creation all your own ; A region yet by blood unstain'd, Where Peace unbroke, uuruflTd reign'd.