Edward: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken from Life and Manners, Chiefly in England ... (Google eBook)

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Printed at the Minerva Press for A. K. Newman and Company, 1816
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Page 85 - Tho' they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human : One point must still be greatly dark, The moving Why they do it ; And just as lamely can ye mark, How far perhaps they rue it. Who made the heart, '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 218 - Time has calmed the ruffled breast, Are these fond dreams of happiness confest. Not till the rushing winds forget to rave, Is Heaven's sweet smile reflected on the wave. From Guinea's coast pursue the lessening sail, And catch the sounds that sadden every gale. Tell, if thou canst, the sum of sorrows there ; Mark the...
Page 143 - Ivey ; he was educated for the church ; until on the death of his elder brother, he succeeded to the family estate, since which he seems inclined to pay his court to you, and is thought a man of learning. Caroline. I once heard your friend the general observe, that neither the pride of high birth, nor even purse-pride, ,were so disgusting as the pride of a pedant.
Page 70 - Yet whence proceeds this weight we lay On what detracting people say ? For let mankind discharge their tongues In venom till they burst their lungs, Their utmost malice cannot make Your head, or tooth, or finger ache ; Nor spoil your shape, distort your face, Or put one feature out of place...
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