Observer (Google eBook)

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T. and J. Allman, 1823 - English essays
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Page 200 - But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one : 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
Page 249 - Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Is he not fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same summer and winter as a Christian is?
Page 256 - Orleans; yea, and peradventure this also, to esteem of the p x as a pimple, to wear a velvet patch on their face, and walk melancholy with their arms folded.
Page 28 - Your mind is tossing on the ocean ; There, where your argosies with portly sail. Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea, Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.
Page 175 - Since Harley bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble friend; Would take me in his coach to chat, And question me of this and that; As,' What's o'clock?' and,
Page 93 - Garonne, and swimming to the assistance of his, when it was sinking in the middle of the stream. His passion for his mistress was no less vehement ; so that his disappointment had every aggravation possible, and operating upon a nature more than commonly susceptible, reversed every principle of humanity in the heart of Chaubert, and made him for the greatest part of his life the declared 'enemy of human nature. After many years passed in foreign parts, he was accidentally brought to his better senses...
Page 100 - He would have proceeded, but I turned from him without uttering a word, and shutting myself into my cabin surrendered myself to my meditations. " My mind was now in such a tumult, that I cannot recall my thoughts, much less put them into any order for relation : The ship however kept her course, and had now entered the mouth of the Garonne; I landed on the quay of...
Page 188 - There is such a combination of natural gifts requisite to the formation of a complete actor, that it is more a case of wonder how so many good ones are to be found, than why so few instances of excellence can be produced. Every thing, that results from nature alone, lies out of the province of instruction, and no rules that I know of will serve to give a fine form, a fine voice, or even those fine feelings, which are amongst the first properties of an actor. These, in fact, are the tools and materials...
Page 90 - Abdullah, had prevailed with this heroic princess to sacrifice herself to the detested arms of Kamhi ; the contract had been fulfilled upon her father's part, but to survive it was more than she had engaged for, and an indignity which her nature could not submit to. As soon as the battle joined, she put her resolution into act, and swallowed the mortal draught. Life just sufficed to relate this dismal tale to the dying Abdullah, and to receive the account from his lips of the deception which Abderama...
Page 222 - Garrulity, attended with immoderate fits of laughing, is no common case, when the provocation thereunto springs from jokes of a man's own making; but there was this peculiarity in Mr. Chatter's disease, that he would laugh where no jest was, or even at the jests of other people, rather than not laugh at all. I soon perceived this to be occasioned by exceedingly weak intellects, and an even row of very white teeth. As his malady would not yield to the ordinary prescriptions, I was forced to throw...

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