Edinburgh Magazine: Or Literary Miscellany, Volume 13

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Page 172 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk, no wife to grind his corn.
Page 243 - ... dible artifice and dexterity. They watched all " our motions, and accompanied us in whatever " we were about to do. If the fea threw up an " animal of any kind they devoured it, ere a man " of us could come up; to our great difadvan...
Page 171 - About sunset, however, as I was preparing to pass the night in this manner, and had turned my horse loose that he might graze at liberty, a woman, returning from the labours of the field, stopped to observe me, and perceiving that I was weary and dejected, inquired into my situation, which I briefly explained to her; whereupon, with looks of great compassion, she took up my saddle and bridle and told me to follow her. Having conducted me into her hut, she lighted up a lamp...
Page 286 - I mention this, to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation; for though the whole plant was not larger than the top of one of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being, thought I, who planted, watered, and brought to perfection in this obscure part of the world a thing which appears of so small importance, look with unconcern upon the situation and sufferings of creatures...
Page 382 - No word to any man he utters, Abed or up, to young or old ; But ever to himself he mutters, " Poor Harry Gill is very cold." Abed or up, by night or day, His teeth they chatter, chatter still. Now think, ye farmers all, I pray, Of Goody Blake and Harry Gill.
Page 450 - For from cock-crow he had been travelling, And there was not a cloud in the sky. He drank of the water so cool and clear, For thirsty and hot was he, And he sat down upon the bank, Under the willow-tree.
Page 244 - ... them by every means we could devise. When we awoke in the morning, there always lay two or three that had been knocked on the head in the...
Page 310 - Wright, who commanded the seamen-pioneers, notwithstanding he received two shot in his right arm as he advanced, entered the mine with the pike-men, and proceeded to the bottom of it, where he verified its direction, and destroyed all that could be destroyed, in its then state, by pulling down the supporters.
Page 205 - Upon this the lady gave it him, and told him its many virtues, viz. that it cured all diseases in cattle, and the bite of a mad dog both in man and beast. It is used by dipping the stone in water, which is given to the diseased cattle to drink ; and the person who has been bit, and the wound or part infected, is washed with the water.
Page 285 - I confess that my spirits began to fail me. I considered my fate as certain, and that I had no alternative, but to lie down and perish.

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