The Boy Inventor: A Memoir of Matthew Edwards, Mathematical-instrument Maker
Walker, Wise & Company, 1860 - 109 من الصفحات
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الصفحة 81 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise...
الصفحة 83 - PRINTER to learn his Art and with him after the Manner of an Apprentice to serve...
الصفحة 85 - And for the true performance of all and every the said Covenants and agreements either of the said Parties bindeth himself unto the other by these presents...
الصفحة 81 - Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears: "Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies, But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes And perfect witness of all-judging Jove; As he pronounces lastly on each deed, Of so much fame in heaven expect thy meed.
الصفحة 85 - ... in the year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
الصفحة 60 - Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy ; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame.