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Page 13 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war...
Page 370 - Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that. You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house ; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Page 313 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?
Page 170 - And they say, How doth God know ? and is there knowledge in the Most High ? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world ; they increase in riches.
Page 197 - I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet...
Page 170 - Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Page 472 - Let your reforms for a moment go ! Look to your butts, and take good aims ! Better a rotten borough or so Than a rotten fleet and a city in flames...
Page 157 - Scouring of the White Horse. Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By the Author of