The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 23-24

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Page 183 - A combination and a form, indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man: This was your husband.
Page 325 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple.
Page 161 - The handcuffs and fetters in which the hero commonly appears at the end of the second, or the beginning of the third...
Page 190 - Tyburn, at twelve at night, where the gentleman might purchase again any trifles he had lost ; and my friend has been blamed for not accepting the rendezvous, as it seemed liable to be...
Page 107 - Roger's; it is usual in all other places, that servants fly from the parts of the house through which their master is passing; on the contrary, here they industriously place themselves in his way; and it is on both sides, as it were, understood as a visit, when the servants appear without calling.
Page 227 - HERMIPPUS redivivus : or, the sage's triumph over old age and the grave. Wherein a method is laid down for prolonging the life and vigour of man.
Page 87 - And amorous zephyrs flutter'd on her breast: With every shifting gleam of morning light The colours shifted of her rainbow vest. Imperial ensigns graced her smiling form, A golden key and golden wand she bore; This charms to peace each sullen eastern storm, And that unlocks the Summer's copious store.
Page 183 - In these two princely boys! They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head: and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafd, as the rud'st wind, That by the top doth take the mountain pine, And make him stoop to the vale.
Page 272 - O then, sir, I am your servant," and went off in a laugh. Thus informed and edified, I went off too, but could not help reflecting in my way upon the singular illluck of this my dear country, which as long as ever I remember it, and as far back as I have read, has always been governed by the only two or three people, out of two or three millions, totally incapable of governing, and unfit to be trusted. But these reflections were soon interrupted by numbers of people, whom I observed crowding into...
Page 245 - Should the fat gentleman accept this invitation, and waddle to the place appointed, he goes to inevitable slaughter. Now upon this state of the case, might not the fat gentleman, consistent with the rules of HONOUR, return the following answer to the invitation of the lean one ? ' SIR; ' I find by your letter that you do me the justice to believe that I have the true notions of honour that become a gentleman ; and I hope I shall never give you reason to change your opinion. As I...

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