Fugitive pieces, on various subjects, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761
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Page 184 - By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Page 315 - In . the Revised Statutes, the words "or otherwise" were intentionally omitted. Hence the duty of personal examination became, in all cases, imperative. So great, however, is the tax imposed by this requirement upon the time of...
Page 35 - In beauty, that of favour is more than that of colour, and that of decent and gracious motion more than that of favour.
Page 115 - DEFORMED persons are commonly even with nature ; for as nature hath done ill by them, so do they by nature; being for the most part, as the Scripture saith, void of natural affection: and so they have their revenge of nature.
Page 131 - WHAT shall I do to be for ever known, And make the age to come my own...
Page 34 - Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall, God-like erect, with native honour clad In naked majesty, seemed lords of all, And worthy seemed; for in their looks divine The image of their glorious Maker shone, Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pureó Severe, but in true filial freedom placed, Whence true authority in men: though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him.
Page 103 - Danger of being trampled trampled upon, or ftifled in a Crowd ; where my Back is a convenient Lodgment for the Elbow of any tall Perfon that is near. I can fee nothing ; and my whole Employment is to guard my Perfon. I have forborn to attend his Majefty in the Houfe of Peers, fmce I was like to be fqueezed to death there againft the Wall.
Page 124 - DEFORMITY: bring down the Perfon envied to his own Level; but if it is on account of Superiority of Fortune, it will operate alike on Men of all Shapes. Eunuchs have but one peculiar Motive to Envy; but that (as Lord Bacon exprefles it) makes them envious towards all: becaufe it is for a Pleafure, which all but themfelves may enjoy. Deformed Perfons are deprived only of Beauty and Strength, and therefore thofe alone are to be deemed the extraordinary Motives to their Envy ; for they can no more be...
Page 29 - I believe, it is fo. We know that the Soul is, but we fcarce know what it is ; every Judge of Beauty can point out Grace; but no one that I know of has ever yet fixt upon a Definition for it.
Page 240 - Exactly parallel to this, is that wrong Notion, which many have, that nothing more is due from them to their Neighbours, than what refults from a Principle of...

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