The United Service Magazine, Part 2

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H. Colburn, 1838
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Page 204 - Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic which scarce stands one moment. And since death must be the Lucina of life, and even pagans could doubt, whether thus to live, were to die; since our longest sun sets at right descensions, and makes but winter arches, and therefore it cannot be long before we lie down in darkness, and have our light in ashes...
Page 9 - Though he that has but impudence, To all things has a fair pretence ; And put, among his wants, but shame, To all the world may lay his claim.
Page 249 - Jan. 1 1. [The Queen has been pleased to direct Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, granting the dignity of a Baron of the said United Kingdom unto Alfred Tennyson, Esq., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten...
Page 149 - ... in a secret murther, if the dead carkas be at any time thereafter handled by the murtherer, it will gush out of blood, as if the blood were crying to the heaven, for revenge of the murtherer...
Page 204 - Twentyseven names make up the first story before the flood, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the equinox? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic, which scarce stands one moment.
Page 95 - ... name. Point Barrow is a long low spit, composed of gravel and coarse sand, which the pressure of the ice has forced up into numerous mounds, that, viewed from a distance, assume the appearance of huge boulder rocks. At the spot where the party landed it is only a quarter of a mile across, but is broader towards its termination.
Page 151 - I see two of the boatmen bringing in the third drowned, all dripping wet, and laying him down close beside your chair." The chair was shifted with great precipitation. In the course of the night the fishermen returned with the corpse of one of the boatmen!
Page 399 - and returned it to him, saying I had but one objection, namely, that not one word of it was true — " Mais comment pas vrai ?" No, sir, not one word of it is true; but you can send it if you please.
Page 240 - Comnifionersfor inquiring into the several modes of promotion and retirement now authorise.! and granted to the officers of Her Majesty's Naval and Military forces ; for ascertaining the comparative situation of the officers in each branch ; and for reporting whether, due regard being had to economy and to the efficiency of the service, it may be practicable and expedient to make any, and what changes in the present system.— See A'auiica!
Page 204 - Esq., whose ancestor settled in the north of Ireland in the early part of the reign of James the First...

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