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Page 353 - John. It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Page 369 - Population invariably increases where the means of subsistence increase, unless prevented by some very powerful and obvious checks. 3. These checks, and the checks which repress the superior power of population, and keep its effects on a level with the means of subsistence, are all resolvable into moral restraint, vice, and misery.
Page 440 - God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness : because that which may be known of God is manifest in them ; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead : so that they are without excuse.
Page 300 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship to a woman, whether civilized or savage, without receiving a decent and friendly answer. With man it has often been otherwise. In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden...
Page 151 - He appears also to have experienced some vile treatment from his intimate friends ; as he is induced to protest that he ' cannot help exclaiming against the gross and villainous trick which some people have when they wish to get rid of their company, of letting their fires go down and their candles run to seed.'* That he has sufficient reasons therefore for directing his talents to the amelioration of manners, there can be no doubt : — the next point of importance is to ascertain the particular...
Page 268 - Et jusques au bonjour, il dit tout à l'oreille. ACASTE. Et Géralde, Madame ? CÉLIMÈNE. 0 l'ennuyeux conteur! Jamais on ne le voit sortir du grand seigneur; Dans le brillant commerce il se mêle sans cesse, Et ne cite jamais que duc, prince ou princesse : La qualité l'entête...
Page 300 - And to add to this virtue (so worthy the appellation of benevolence), these actions have been performed •in so free and kind a manner, that if I was dry, I drank the sweetest draught ; and if hungry, I eat the coarsest morsel with a double relish.
Page 153 - ... but has left behind it traces, which are not to be effaced by Birthday and Thanksgiving odes, or the chaunting of Te Deums in all the churches of Christendom. To those hopes eternal regrets are due ; to those who maliciously and wilfully blasted them in the fear that they might be accomplished, we feel no less what we owe — hatred and scorn as lasting ! No.
Page 315 - In a subsequent age the zeal of the Nestorians overleaped the limits which had confined the ambition and curiosity both of the Greeks and Persians. The missionaries of Balch and Samarcand pursued without fear the footsteps of the roving Tartar, and insinuated themselves into the camps of the valleys of Imaus and the banks of the Selinga.