Hogg's weekly instructor [afterw.] Hogg's instructor (Google eBook)

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Page 44 - There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond...
Page 113 - Her white wings flying never from her foes She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
Page 300 - In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins, Cannot but by annihilating die ; Nor in their liquid texture mortal wound Receive, no more than can the fluid air...
Page 167 - is given ; and they blow the souls out of one another; and in place of sixty brisk, useful craftsmen, the world has sixty dead carcasses which it must bury and anew shed tears for.
Page 47 - In 1609, six years after the accession of James VI. of Scotland to the throne of England as James I.
Page 96 - I. for a license to collect alms for himself, 'as a recompense for his labour and travel of forty-five years in setting forth the Chronicles of England, and eight years taken up in the Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, towards his relief, now in Ms old age ; having left his former means of living, and only employed himself for the service and good of his country.
Page 195 - And now I say unto you ; Refrain from these men, and let them alone ; for if this counsel or this work, be of men, it will come to nought; but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
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Page 128 - Tact refutes without contradiction, puzzles the .profound without profundity, and without art outwits the wise. Set them together on a race for popularity, pen in hand, and Tact will distance Talent by half the course. Talent brings to market that which is wanted, Tact produces that which is wished for. Talent instructs, Tact enlightens.

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