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Page 254 - Yet hear, alas ! this mournful truth, Nor hear it with a frown ; — Thou canst not make the tea so fast As I can gulp it down.
Page 241 - On the Means of discovering the Distance, Magnitude, etc., of the fixed Stars, in consequence of the Diminution of the Velocity of their Light...
Page 266 - Let music sound the voice of joy ! or mirth repeat the jocund tale; let love his wanton wiles employ, and o'er the season wine prevail.
Page 242 - ... near to each other, as probably to be liable to be affected sensibly by their mutual gravitation: and it is therefore not unlikely, that the periods of the revolutions of some of these about their principals (the smaller ones being, upon this hypothesis, to be considered as satellites to the others) may some time or other be discovered.
Page 342 - No subject ever came amiss to him. He could transfer his thoughts from one thing to another with the most accommodating facility. He had the art, for which Locke was famous, of leading people to talk on their favourite subjects, and on what they knew best.
Page 360 - Whatever faults belonged to Omai's character, they were more than overbalanced by his great good-nature and docile disposition.
Page 146 - That it is the opinion of this committee, that it is highly important to the general interest of the British empire, that the trade between Great Britain and Ireland be encouraged and extended as much as possible; and for that purpose that the intercourse and commerce be finally settled and regulated on permanent and equitable principles, for the mutual benefit of both countries.
Page 254 - Wishes," in the course of one morning, in that small house beyond the church at Hampstead. The whole number was composed before I committed a single couplet to writing. The same method I pursued in regard to the Prologue on opening Drury-Lane Theatre. I did not afterwards change more than a word in it, and that was done at the remonstrance of Garrick ; I did not think his criticism just, but it was necessary that he should be satisfied with what he was to utter.