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Page 106 - But be sure they are qualities which your patron would be thought to have ; and, to prevent any...
Page 161 - Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of readier change.
Page 166 - ... the best sense : it costs far more trouble to be admitted or continued in ill company than in good ; as the former have...
Page 184 - Bull, in the main, was an honest, plain-dealing fellow, choleric, bold, and of a very unconstant temper; he dreaded not old Lewis either at backsword, single falchion, or cudgel-play; but then he was very apt to quarrel with his best friends, especially if they pretended to govern him. If you flattered him you might lead him like a child.
Page 102 - The public are better judges of what is honourable than private men. The virtues of great men, like...
Page 149 - Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.
Page 105 - For a battle. Pick a large quantity of images and descriptions from Homer's Iliad, with a spice or two of Virgil, and if there remain any overplus, you may lay them by for a skirmish.
Page 85 - The PARANOMASIA, or PUN, where a word, like the tongue of a jack-daw, speaks twice as much by being split: as this of Mr. Dennis. Bullets, that wound, like Parthians as they fly |: or this excellent one of Mr.