The British Essayists;: Adventurer (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson, J. Nichols and son, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and son, W.J. and J. Richardson, A. Strahan, R. Faulder, ... [and 40 others], 1808 - English essays
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Page 268 - Just in the gate and in the jaws of hell, Revengeful Cares and sullen Sorrows dwell, And pale Diseases, and repining Age, Want, Fear, and Famine's unresisted rage; Here Toils, and Death, and Death's half-brother, Sleep, Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep; With anxious Pleasures of a guilty mind, Deep Frauds before, and open Force behind; The Furies' iron beds; and Strife, that shakes Her hissing tresses and unfolds her snakes.
Page 66 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Page 217 - The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this the task and mighty labour lies.
Page xxx - ... the learned author of the Essay on the Life and Writings of Pope; a book which teaches how the brow of criticism may be smoothed, and how she may be enabled, with all her severity, to attract and to delight.
Page 249 - The king, whose doubts, like those of Mirza, were now removed, looked up with a smile that communicated the joy of his mind. He dismissed the prince to his government ; and commanded these events to be recorded, to the end that posterity may know, " that no life is pleasing to God, but that which is useful to mankind!
Page 244 - ... reluctance ; and resolved to relinquish the toil of government, of which he could no longer enjoy the reward. He, therefore, obtained permission to approach the throne of our sovereign ; and being asked what was his request, he made this reply : " May the Lord of the world forgive the slave whom he has honoured, if Mirza presume again to lay the bounty of Abbas at his feet.
Page 238 - ... she should run the next day against any gelding in the world, for double the sum : my master immediately accepted the challenge, and told him, that he would the next day produce a gelding that should...
Page 248 - Whik thou wast attempting to become wist aboTC that which is revealed, thy folly has perverted the instruction which was vouchsafed thee. Art thou disabled as the Fox ? hast thou not rather the powers of the Eagle ? Arise, let the Eagle be the object of thy emulation. To pain and sickness, be thou again the messenger of ease and health. Virtue is not rest but action. If thou dost good to man, as an evidence of thy love to God, thy virtue will be exalted from moral to divine ; and that happiness which...
Page 247 - I was now so confident of a miraculous' supply, that I neglected to walk out for my repast, which, after the first day, I expected with an impatience that left me little power of attending to any other object.
Page 248 - Much is in thy power ; and therefore, much is expected of thee. Though the ALMIGHTY only can give virtue, yet, as a prince thou mayest stimulate those to beneficence...

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