The British Essayists, Volume 43 (Google eBook)

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Alexander Chalmers
Printed for J. Johnson, 1808 - English essays
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Page 165 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing...
Page 59 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Page 49 - J'entends Théodecte" de l'antichambre; il grossit sa voix à mesure qu'il s'approche ; le voilà entré : il rit, il crie, il éclate; on bouche ses oreilles, c'est un tonnerre. Il n'est pas moins redoutable par les choses qu'il dit que par le ton dont il parle. Il ne s'apaise, et il ne revient de ce grand fracas que pour bredouiller des vanités et des sottises. Il a si peu d'égard au temps, aux personnes, aux bienséances, que chacun a son fait sans qu'il ait eu intention de le lui donner; il...
Page 92 - Now, all amid the rigours of the year, In the wild depth of Winter, while without The ceaseless winds blow ice, be my retreat, Between the groaning forest and the shore Beat by the boundless multitude of waves, A rural, shelter'd, solitary scene; Where ruddy fire and beaming tapers join, To cheer the gloom. There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead...
Page 196 - He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens ; his hand hath formed the crooked Serpent.
Page 158 - A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Page 49 - ... de le lui donner; il n'est pas encore assis qu'il a, à son insu, désobligé toute l'assemblée. At-on servi, il se met le premier à table et dans la première place; les femmes sont à sa droite et à sa gauche.
Page 6 - Must you go ! — must you eat, must you drink, must you sleep, must you live ? De nature bid you do one, de nature bid you do toder. — Vous me ferez enrager ! Lady Fan. But when reason corrects nature, Mademoiselle? 172 Mad. Elle est done bien insolente, c'est sa soeur aine'e.
Page 64 - When he put on the robe of honour, and was clothed with the perfection of glory, when he went up to the holy altar, he made the garment of holiness honourable. When he took the portions out of the priests...
Page 49 - ... autre sujet; ou, s'il survient quelqu'un à qui il doive un discours tout différent, il sait, en achevant de vous congratuler, lui faire un compliment de condoléance ; il pleure d'un œil, et il rit de l'autre, Se formant quelquefois sur les ministres ou sur le favori, il parle en public de choses frivoles, du vent, de la gelée ; il se tait au contraire et fait le mystérieux sur ce qu'il sait de plus important, et plus volontiers encore sur ce qu'il ne sait point.

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