Instructive Rambles in London and the Adjacent Villages: Designed to Amuse the Mind, and Improve the Understanding of Youth (Google eBook)

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T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800 - Conduct of life - 284 pages
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Page 179 - ... when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of" some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Page 190 - LIKE as the damask rose you see, Or like the blossom on the tree, Or like the dainty flower of May, Or like the morning of the day, Or like the sun, or like the shade, Or like the gourd which Jonas had; Even such is man, whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done.
Page 191 - E'en such is man ; whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done. The rose withers ; the blossom blasteth ; The flower fades ; the morning hasteth ; The sun sets, the shadow flies ; The gourd consumes; the man he dies...
Page 104 - As by their choice collections may appear Of what is rare in Land, in Sea, in Air, Whilst they (as Homer's Iliad in a nut) A world of wonders in one closet shut. These famous Antiquarians that had been Both gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen...
Page 104 - As by their choice collections may appear, Of what is rare, in land, in sea in air ; Whilst they (as Homer's Iliad in a nut) A world of wonders in one closet shut ; These famous Antiquarians that had been Both...
Page iii - Let us consider that youth is of no long duration, and that in maturer age, when the enchantments of fancy shall cease, and Phantoms of delight dance no more about us, we shall have no comforts but the esteem of wise men, and the means of doing Good.
Page 288 - Murray's English Grammar, consisting of Exercises in Parsing, instances of False Orthography, violations of the Rules of Syntax, Defects in Punctuation ; and violations of the Rules respecting Perspicuous and Accurate Writing. Designed for the benefit of private learners, as well as for the use of Schools.
Page 288 - MURRAY'S ENGLISH GRAMMAR; consisting of Exemplifications of the Parts of Speech, Instances of false Orthography, Violations of the Rules of Syntax, Defects in Punctuation, and Violations of the Rules respecting Perspicuity and Accuracy. Designed for the Benefit of private Learners, as well as for the Use of Schools.
Page 178 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Page 288 - A KEY to the ENGLISH EXERCISES ; calculated to enable private Learners to become their own Instructors in Grammar and Composition.

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