Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet,: Several of which Have Never Before Been Published. Illustrated with Plates..

J. Nichols and son, 1811 - 651 páginas

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Página 518 - And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Página 461 - Where the great Sun begins his state Robed in flames and amber light, The clouds in thousand liveries dight; While the ploughman, near at hand, Whistles o'er the furrowed land, And the milkmaid singeth blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale.
Página 586 - ... also, whereby the prince and his land are not seldom times defrauded. But such is our nature, and so blind are we indeed, that we see no inconvenience before we feel it ; and for a present gain we regard not what damage may ensue to our posterity. Hereto some other man would add also the desire that we have to benefit other countries and to impeach our own. And it is, so sure as God liveth, that every trifle which cometh from beyond the sea, though it be not worth threepence, is more esteemed...
Página 509 - How many oaks represented to me that of Mamre ! How many fountains put me in mind of that of Jacob ! Each day a new situation, chosen at pleasure, a neat and commodious house built and furnished with all necessaries in less than a quarter of an hour, and floored with a pavement of flowers, continually springing up on a carpet of the most beautiful green ; — on all sides simple and natural beauties, unadulterated and inimitable by art.
Página 586 - Harrison, who died in 1593, describes our sheep as very excellent, "sith for sweetness of flesh they pass all other. And so much are our wools to be preferred before those of Milesia and other places, that if Jason had known the value of them that are bred and to be had in Britain, he would never have gone to Colchis to look for any there.
Página 587 - ... doth yet confirm it, that, although our rams and wethers do go thither from us never so well headed according to their kind, yet after they have remained there a while they cast there their heads, and from thenceforth they remain polled without any horns at all. Certes this kind of cattle is more cherished in England than standeth well with the commodity of the commons or prosperity of divers towns, whereof some are wholly converted to their feeding...
Página 187 - ... the fmaller as well as greater parts of this globe, we might perhaps be obliged to own we were miftaken; that the Supreme Architect had contrived his works in fuch a manner, that we cannot properly be (aid to.
Página 252 - ... soil, and might at the same time spread these seeds separately over the nation, by supplying the seedshops. The number of grasses fit for the farmer is, I believe, small ; perhaps half a dozen or half a score are all he need to cultivate ; and how small the trouble would be of such a task, and how great the benefit, must be obvious to every one at first sight. Would not any one be looked on as wild who should sow wheat, barley, oats...
Página 285 - Berkfhire, afiured him, that a field always lying under water, of about four acres, that was occupied by his father when he was a boy, was covered with a kind of grafs that...
Página 584 - And even as it fareth with our gardens, so doth it with our orchards, which were never furnished with so good fruit nor with such variety as at this present. For, beside that we have most delicate apples, plums, pears, walnuts, filberts, etc., and those of sundry sorts, planted within forty years past, in comparison of which most of the old trees are nothing worth, so have we no less store of strange fruit, as apricots, almonds, peaches, figs, corn-trees

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