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Pāgina 243 - That hangs his head, and a' that! The coward slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a
Pāgina 5 - Sometimes the scene and the very title of his romance have been some renowned structure, a palace, a prison, or a fortress. It is thus with the * Tower of London,' ' Windsor Castle,'
Pāgina 259 - THE HISTORY OF ITALY; from the Fall of the Western Empire, to the Commencement of the Wars of the French Revolution. By GEORGE PERCEVAL, Esq.
Pāgina 3 - ... images of guilt and woe, they so clear our judgment by profound analysis, •while they move our hearts by terror or compassion, that we learn to detect and stifle in ourselves the evil thought which we see gradually unfolding itself into the guilty deed.
Pāgina 5 - But the readers of Mr. Ainsworth— who number thousands upon thousands— need hardly be informed of this; and now that a uniform edition of his works is published, we do not doubt but that this large number of readers even will be considerably increased.
Pāgina 18 - The articles are chiefly selected so as to afford a succession of graphic parts of English History, chronologically arranged, from the consideration that the portions of history upon which general readers delight to dwell are those which tell some story which is complete in itself, or furnish some illustration which has a separate as well as a general interest.
Pāgina 6 - Certainly no custom was ever more popular ; the fame of it is bruited throughout the length and breadth of the land. It is a subject that gives excellent scope to a writer of fiction ; and Mr. Ainsworth, by skilful treatment. has rendered it most entertaining The materials are put together with dramatic force.
Pāgina 28 - TUTOR'S ASSISTANT ; being a Com' * pendium of Arithmetic for the Use of Schools. A New and improved Edition, to which is added, an Appendix on the Decimal Coinage, by JR YOUNG, late Professor of Mathematics, Belfast College. " ' Walkingame's Tutor' is especially valuable for its copious variety of examples and extensive range of subjects ; and in its present more modernized, improved, and corrected form, it is hoped that it may continue to sustain the character it has so long possessed as a favourite...
Pāgina 1 - Edition, with Continuation to the Death of Wellington. With Portraits of all the Sovereigns. " In this edition, the editor has added some facts which had been overlooked by the author, and preceded the original work by a short notice of the earlier history, fathered from the old chroniclers, and continued to the present time.