An Explanation of Several of Mr. Hogarth's Prints.. (Google eBook)

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author; and sold, 1785 - 117 pages
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Page 5 - Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Page 6 - And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
Page 101 - ... do no more than pay a debt, when we perform an act of benevolence. Paid the stranger's reckoning out of the shilling in my pocket, and gave him the remainder of the money to prosecute his journey.
Page 10 - No friend's complaint, no kind domeftic tear, Pleas'd thy pale ghoft, or grac'd thy mournful bier; By foreign hands thy dying eyes were clos'd, 51 By foreign hands thy decent limbs compos'd, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorn'd, By ftrangers honour'd, and by ftrangers mourn'd! What tho' no friends in fable weeds appear, 55 Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year.
Page 47 - Many opportunities his fubje&s naturally afford of introducing graceful attitudes ; and yet we have very few examples of them. With inftances of piBurefque grace his works abound.
Page 100 - ... pair of black breeches offered me as a great bargain by Cabbage the taylor, my wife wanting a petticoat above all things, and" neither Betsey nor Polly having a shoe to go to church.
Page 46 - Turkey carpets, to have been expressly designed not to resemble anything in the heavens above, in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.
Page 5 - And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah : and Uzzah and Ahio the sons of Abinadab drave the new cart.
Page 101 - ... into tears. Mem. : never to contradict her as long as I live ; for the mind that can argue like...
Page 101 - ... than two-pence halfpenny in the house; but see the goodness of God ! the strolling player whom I had relieved was a man of fortune, who accidentally heard that I was as humane as I was indigent, and from a generous eccentricity of temper, wanted to do me an essential piece of service : I had not been an hour at home when he came in, and declaring himself my friend, put a fifty pound note into my hand, and the next day presented me with a living of three hundred pounds a year.

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