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Page 83 - LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Page 37 - The fire having continued all this night (if I may call that night which was light as day for ten miles round...
Page 74 - They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow; Then boast no more your mighty deeds; Upon Death's purple altar now See where the victor-victim bleeds: Your heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust...
Page 37 - The fire continuing, after dinner, I took coach with my wife and son, and went to the Bankside in Southwark, where we beheld that dismal spectacle, the whole city in dreadful flames near the waterside; all the houses from the Bridge, all Thames Street, and upwards towards Cheapside, down to the Three Cranes, were now consumed; and so returned, exceeding astonished what would become of the rest.
Page 44 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 31 - I, AB, do here in the presence of God the searcher of all hearts, take thee CD, for my wedded Wife ; and do also in the presence of God, and before these witnesses, promise to be unto thee a loving and faithful Husband.
Page 36 - Up, and put on my coloured silk suit very fine, and my new periwigg, bought a good while since, but durst not wear, because the plague was in Westminster when I bought it; and it is a wonder what will be the fashion after the plague is done, as to periwiggs, for nobody will dare to buy any haire, for fear of the infection, that it had been cut off the heads...
Page 25 - Why, let the stricken deer go weep, The hart ungalled play ; For some must watch, while some must sleep : Thus runs the world away.
Page 43 - Nunc me jubet fortuna expeditius philosophari ; in which recess, free from worldly affairs, he passed the five last years of his life in contemplation and study, and principally in the consolation of the Holy Scriptures ; — cheerful in solitude, and as well pleased to die in the shade as in the light.