Exercises, Instructive and Entertaining, in False English : Written with a View to Perfect Youth in Their Mother Tongue

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Page 80 - Cries Sylvia to a reverend dean What reason can be given, Since marriage is* a holy thing, That there are none in heaven ? " ' There are no women,' he replied, She quick returns the jest, ' Women there are, but I'm afraid They cannot find a priest.
Page 71 - He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Page 35 - ... are weighed in the balance. The heart of fools is in their mouth, but the tongue of the wise is in their heart. To labour, and to be content with that a man hath, is a sweet life.
Page 108 - Tis Heaven has brought me to the state you see; And your condition may be soon like mine, The child of sorrow and of misery. A little farm was my paternal lot; Then, like the lark, I sprightly hail'd the morn ; But, ah ! oppression forced me from my cot, My cattle died, and blighted was my corn.
Page 35 - Economy is no disgrace; it is better to live on a little than to outlive a great deal.
Page 108 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span — Oh, give relief ! and Heaven will bless your store.
Page 44 - Accustom yourselves to think of the distresses of human life — of the solitary cottage, the dying parent, and the weeping orphan.
Page 24 - Were you no more with goats to dwell, Brother, I grant you reason well,' Replies a bearded chief. ' Beside, If boys can mortify thy pride, How wilt thou stand the ridicule Of our whole flock? Affected fool! Coxcombs, distinguished from the rest, To all but coxcombs are a jest.
Page 13 - Unblam'd through life, lamented in thy end, These are thy honours ! not that here thy bust Is mix'd with heroes, or with kings thy dust; But that the Worthy and the Good shall say, Striking their pensive bosoms — Here lies GAY...
Page 54 - Take not away the life you cannot give, For all things have an equal right to live.

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