A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland: with lists of their works, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. Scott, 1806 - English literature
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Page 97 - A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected...
Page 342 - In such a world so thorny, and where none Finds happiness unblighted ; or, if found, Without some thistly sorrow at its side ; It seems the part of wisdom, and no sin Against the law of love, to measure lots With less distinguish'd than ourselves ; that thus We may with patience bear our moderate ills, And sympathise with others suffering more.
Page 334 - ... and he was endless in consultations ; for when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest to make even that which was suggested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of his wit, though it made others call his judgment in question.
Page 305 - A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all Mankind's Epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon: Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking; Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 261 - With public zeal to cancel private crimes: How safe is treason and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the people's will ! Where crowds can wink, and no offence be known, Since in another's guilt they find their own.
Page 251 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst : For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit...
Page 109 - Exegi monumentum aere perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Page 7 - He had no ambition of title or office or preferment, but only to be kindly looked upon and kindly spoken to, and quietly to enjoy his own fortune : and, without doubt, no man in his nature more abhorred rebellion than he did, nor could he have been led into it by any open or transparent temptation, but by a thousand disguises and cozenages.
Page 305 - A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 252 - He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.

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