An Exposure of the Spy System Pursued in Glasgow, During the Years 1816-17-18-19 & 20: With Copies of the Original Letters, &c. &c. &c. of Andrew Hardie ...

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Muir, Gowans, & Company, 1833 - 242 páginas
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On Alexander Bailey Richmond, the weaver and spy.

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Página 231 - Oh Death ! where is thy sting ? Oh Grave ! where is thy victory ? The sting of Death is sin, and the strength of sin is the Law.
Página 66 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Página 145 - There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes. He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and though poor perhaps, compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own.
Página 209 - I'm weary of conjectures : — this must end them. [Laying his hand on his sword. Thus am I doubly armed : my death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me. This in a moment brings me to an end; But this informs me I shall never die.
Página 193 - ... inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault If Memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise, Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault The pealing anthem swells the note of praise. Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath ? Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flatt'ry soothe the dull cold ear of death?
Página 209 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Página 127 - When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained ; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him ? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Página 226 - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of man cometh.
Página 25 - ... that every person who shall, in any manner or form whatsoever, administer, or cause to be administered, or be aiding or assisting at the administering of any oath or engagement, purporting or intending to bind the person taking the same to commit any treason or murder, or any felony, punishable by law with death...
Página 129 - But there is yet a liberty unsung By poets, and by senators unpraised, Which monarchs cannot grant, nor all the powers Of Earth and Hell confederate take away : A liberty, which persecution, fraud, Oppression, prisons have no power to bind ; Which whoso tastes can be enslaved no more.

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