Henry Somerville, by the author of Hartlebourn castle

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Page 208 - ... gifts of heaven, When drooping health and spirits go amiss ? How tasteless then whatever can be given? Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise of health. In proof of this, Behold the wretch who slugs his life away, Soon swallow'd in disease's sad abyss ; While he whom toil has braced, or manly play, Has light as air each limb, each thought as clear as day.
Page 4 - Thy beating bofom, when the patriot's tear Starts from thine eye, and thy extended arm In fancy hurls the thunderbolt of Jove To fire the impious wreath on Philip's brow...
Page 102 - Nor fullcn lip, nor taunting eye Deform the fcene where thou art by : No fick'ning hufband damns the hour, That bound his joys to female power ; No pining mother weeps the cares, That parents wafte on hopelefs heirs : Th...
Page 25 - ... that I might have room to dwell minutely upon every part of Petrarch's private character, and his admirable letters ; thus to exhibit him encircled with his friends, and in the familiar circumstances of life.
Page 83 - Frefh pleafure only : for the attentive mind, By this harmonious action on her powers, Becomes herfelf harmonious. Wont fo oft ' .,. . In outward things to meditate the charm Of facred Order, foon fhe feeks at home . .. • .-. To find a kindred order, to exert Within herfelf this elegance of love, This fair infpir'd delight : her tempered powen Refine at length ; and every paffion wears A charter, milder, more attractive mien.
Page 152 - II, 267. What tribes among mankind, either east or west, have we rendered happy by visiting them ? It appears to me that we have disturbed their tranquility, deluged their shades with blood, set up ruin and horror in the place of peace, and with the name of religion burned their altars, and disgraced our own by intolerant persecution: India, America, Africa, islands, deserts, all have felt the contagion of European injustice, wherever Europe has extended her flag! I pitied the fate of Captain Cook...
Page 152 - ... disturbed their tranquility, deluged their shades with blood, set up ruin and horror in the place of peace, and with the name of religion burned their altars, and disgraced our own by intolerant persecution: India, America, Africa, islands, deserts, all have felt the contagion of European injustice, wherever Europe has extended her flag! I pitied the fate of Captain Cook as sincerely as any man: but had I been a native of Owyhee, I should have assisted in his death.188 Sentimental Memoirs (1785)...

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