The Connoisseur. By Mr. Town, Critic and Censor-general. ... (Google eBook)

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R. Baldwin, London; and sold, 1767
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Page 11 - That the Sun daily spending its Rays without any Nutriment to supply them, will at last be wholly consumed and annihilated ; which must be attended with the Destruction of this Earth, and of all the Planets that receive their Light from it.
Page 228 - The old women too in the aisle might be told, that their time would be better employed in attending to the sermon, than in fumbling over their tattered testaments till they have found the text; by which time the discourse is...
Page 255 - ... between a grin and a dimple. With these we may likewise rank the affected tribe of mimics, who are constantly taking off the peculiar tone of voice or gesture of their acquaintance; though they are...
Page 116 - ... if she is heard to pronounce a naughty word, or is caught picking the letters out of another miss's sampler, away runs the chit who is so happy as to get the start of the rest, screams out her information as she...
Page 258 - ... have each a particular language to themselves, like different nations. Thus it may be supposed that the nightingales of Italy have as fine an ear for their...
Page 232 - ... cap, called a Joan ; and, at another, they were wholly taken up by a mercer's daughter in a nun's hood. I need not say...
Page 85 - I must not forget to remark, that the pertness and sauciness of an old maid is particularly offensive to me. I cannot help thinking, that the virginity of these ancient misses is at least as ridiculous, as my own celibacy. If I am to be condemned for having never made an offer, they are as much to blame for having never accepted one : if I am to be derided for having never married, who never attempted to make a conquest ; they are more properly the objects of derision, who are still unmarried, after...
Page 18 - We only furnish what he cannot use, Or wed to what he must divorce, a muse: Full in the midst of Euclid dip at once, And petrify a genius to a dunce: Or set on metaphysic ground to prance, Show all his paces, not a step advance.
Page 226 - Chinese rail, and converting half an acre of his glebe-land into a bowling-green, would have applied part of his income to the more laudable purpose of sheltering his parishioners from the weather during their attendance on divine service. It is no uncommon thing to see the...
Page 2 - As the ceremonies of ordination have occasioned no alteration in Jack's morals or behaviour, the figure he makes in the church is somewhat remarkable : but as there are many other incumbents of country livings whose clerical characters will be found to tally with his, perhaps a slight sketch, or, as I may say, rough draught of him, with some account of my visit, will not be unentertaining to your readers. Jack...

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