9780217813747: Complete Works Volume 4

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...comes so near the heel of the courtier, he galls his kibe."--Hamlet. Note 8. Stanza xli. "The time is out of joint:--O cursed spite! That ever 1 was born to set it right "--Hamlet. Note 9. Stanza xliii. A yellow-coloured crystal, denominated from a hill in Inverness-shire, where it if found. This has been generally called the Scottish topaz.--Jamibsox. Note 10. Stanza xlvii. He was the " grande passion " of the grande Catherine.--See her Lives, ruder the head of " Lanskoi." Note 11. Stanza xlix. This was written long before the suicide of that person. Note 12. Stanza Ixiii. " His fortune swells him, it is rank, he's married."--Sir Giles Overreach; Mas-Singer.--See A. New Way to Pay Old Debts. Note 13. Stanza Ixvi. See Hamlet, act iii, sc. iv. CANTO X. I. When Newton saw an apple fall, he found In that slight startle from his contemplation--T is said (for I '11 not answer above ground For any sage's creed or calculation)--A mode of proving that the earth turn'd round In a most natural whirl, call'd " gravitation;" And thus is the sole mortal who could grapple, Since Adam, with a fall, or with an apple. n. Man fell with apples, and with apples rose, If this be true; for we must deem the mode In which Sir Isaac Newton could disclose, Through the then unpaved stars, the turnpike road, A thing to counterbalance human woes; For, ever since, immortal man hath glow'd With all kinds of mechanics, and full soon Steam-engines will conduct him to the moon. III. And wherefore this exordium?--Why, just now, In taking up this paltry sheet of paper, My bosom underwent a glorious glow, And my internal spirit cut a caper: And though so much inferior, as I know, To those who, by the dint of glass and vapour, Discover stars, and sail in the wind's eye, I...

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