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Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and Men: Collected from the ...
Zobrazení fragmentů - 1964
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Strana 60 - Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said: " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me *."—R.
Strana 345 - said ;—" It has so!"— and then added, " I never in my life knew a man that had so tender a heart for his particular friends, or a more general friendship for mankind!"—"I have known him these thirty years: and value myself more for that man's love, than ." [Sinking his head, and losing his voice in tears.—Spence.}
Strana 248 - Ah friend! 'tis true—this truth you lovers know— In vain my structures rise, my gardens grow, In vain fair Thames reflects the double scenes, Of hanging mountains, and of sloping greens: Joy lives not here,—to happier seats it flies, And only dwells where WORTLEY casts her eyes. What are the gay parterre, the
Strana 140 - four or five places, Lord Hallifax stopped me very civilly; and with a speech, each time much of the same kind: " I beg your pardon, Mr. Pope, but there is something in that passage that does not quite please me.—Be so good as to mark the place, and consider it a little more at your
Strana 265 - that all the members of the Scriblerus club, being met at his house at dinner, they agreed to rally Berkley, who was also his guest, on his scheme at Bermudas.—Berkley having listened to all the lively things they had to say, begged to be heard in his turn; and displayed his
Strana 401 - the glasses, by each member after dinner; once when Dr. Young was invited thither, the doctor would have declined writing, because he had no diamond: Lord Stanhope lent him his, and he wrote immediately— " Accept a miracle, instead of wit; See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ"— Dr.
Strana 142 - his lordship was extremely pleased with them, and cried out, " Ay now, Mr. Pope, they are perfectly right! nothing can be better."—P. " Did not he write the Country Mouse with Mr. Pryor?"—" Yes, just as if I was in a chaise with Mr. Cheselden here, drawn by his fine horse, and should say,—Lord, how finely we draw this
Strana 404 - You must have heard many tales upon this subject: but if ever there was a good Christian, without knowing himself to be so, it was Dr. Garth."—It was finely said of Garth, that no physician knew his art more, nor his trade less. P. 139, Parnell,
Strana 264 - will be frightened when I tell you all this is but an introduction; and I must now mention his errand. He is an absolute philosopher with regard to money, titles, and power, and for three years past, has been struck with a notion of founding an university at Bermudas, by a charter from the crown. He has seduced several of