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Page 51 - both to foresight and to fortitude. I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals, who durst venture to walk on my body without trembling. Swift's Gulliver. The word ' prowess' was once common to the Italian, the Spanish, the
Page 123 - trip is to move lightly on the feet: Come, and trip it as you go, On the light fantastic toe. Milton.
Page 195 - The parts of human learning have reference to the three parts of man's understanding, which is the seat of learning ; history to his memory, poesy to his imagination, and philosophy to his reason. Bacon.
Page 53 - has not actually been separated. So long As he could make me with this eye or ear Distinguish him from others, he did keep The deck.
Page 28 - Austerity (says Blair) relates to the manner of living; severity, of thinking; rigour, of punishing. To austerity is opposed effeminacy: to severity, relaxation ; to rigor, clemency. A hermit is austere in his life; a casuist, severe in his
Page 107 - is in praise and commendation of men, as it is in gettings and gains ; the proverb is true, that light gains make heavy purses; for light gains
Page 223 - the wretched out, And court the offices of soft humanity ; , Like thee, reserve their raiment for the naked, Reach out their bread to feed the crying orphan, Or mix their pitying tears with those that weep!
Page 90 - The cry of Talbot serves me for a sword ; For I have loaden me with many spoils, Using no other weapon than his name.
Page 60 - whom the allegiance of an english subject is due ; and hath set up another kind of dominion, which is to all intents an abdication, or abandoning of his legal title, as fully as if it had been done by express words. " And, my lords, for these reasons the Commons do insist upon the
Page 34 - stream, without those strainings of the voice, motions of body, and majesty of the hand, which are so much celebrated in the orators of Greece and Rome. Atterbury.

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