Edward: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken from Life and Manners, Chiefly in England, Volume 2

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A. Strahan, and T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1796 - England

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Page 410 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord — its various tone, Each spring — its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 383 - do not send for Dr. S- , for he once attended a young officer of our regiment, and upon my conscience, he stuffed the poor lad so unmercifully with potions and draughts, that he continued sick a fortnight after he was quite well.
Page 395 - Alas ! they would not do you wrong ; * But all appearances are ftrong ! Yet whence proceeds this weight we lay On what detracting people fay? For let mankind difcharge their tongues In venom, till they...
Page 87 - I queftion much," replied Grinder, " whether it could be legally adopted in Great Britain or Ireland, even during a famine." Thofe who, in novels, look for originality of fentiment, novelty of character, or extraordinary adventures ; and who delight in having their minds agitated by an eager curiofity...
Page 86 - you are rather of a fufpicious temper, for that treatife is written with an air of great ferioufnefs. " " Why, it is fo," faid Grinder, " which, indeed, made me often hefitate, before I formed my opinion : but whether Dean Swift was in jeft or earneft, I confefs I am not clear that a fcarcity of provifions could juftify the fupplying the market in the manner he propofes.
Page 78 - Temple, although he is fond of fifli, never will tafte any thing that has been crimp'd alive; he ir.lills upon it that all animals that are killed for our ufe, ought to be killed with the lead p'ain poffible, and for the fame reafon he will allow no eels at his table, but fuch as have not been fkinn'd till they were dead." *• That feems very ftrange," refumed Lady Bab Maukifh, " for they are much the better for being fkinned alive.
Page 79 - I once thought fo myfelf," faid Barnet ; " but my wife happens, to have the fame fancy with Mr. Temple, and always (hewed fuch an averfion to thole methods of improving the tafte of animals, that I began to think it gave her as much pain as it did them ; and although I am not one of thofe hufbands who yield to the whims of their wives, yet in mere companion to Mrs. Barnet, I gave up that point, and now that I am...

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