Reminiscences ...: With Memoirs of His Late Father and Friends, [etc].

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Page 318 - His house was known to all the vagrant train ; He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain.
Page 184 - I now understood how likely his manner was, under any violent excitement, to give rise to the idea that he was deranged in his intellects, and became convinced of the truth of the sentiment in the lines — Great wit to madness sure is near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Page 317 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose, A man he was, to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had...
Page 21 - Pope altered the two last lines, "The Priest calls the Lawyer a cheat, The Lawyer be-knaves the Divine, And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade is as honest as mine.
Page 397 - Heidegger's valet de chambre, to know what suit of clothes he was likely to wear ; and then procuring a similar dress, and a person of the same stature, he gave him his instructions. On the evening of the masquerade, as soon as his majesty was seated (who...
Page 22 - Since laws were made for every degree, to curb vice in others as well as in me — and so forth you know — doesn't it strike you in that light?
Page 320 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around, And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew. But past is all his fame. The very spot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot.
Page 55 - Salmagundi/ dedicated to Mr. Wyatt. Several of these I have often heard him most humorously sing, particularly those of " the renowned History and rare Achievements of John Wilkes." The chorus ran thus : — " John Wilkes he was for Middlesex, They chose him knight of the shire ; And he made a fool of Alderman Bull, And call'd Parson Home a liar.
Page 486 - Laugh and grow fat" is an old adage ; and Sterne tells us, that every time a man laughs, he adds something to his life. An eccentric philosopher, of the last century, used to say, that he liked not only to laugh himself, but to see laughter, and to hear laughter.
Page viii - The company, as well ladies as gentlemen of rank, surprised at this, were no less struck by the gallant manner with which he received the gift. He placed it on his left breast, and, addressing the other knights of the sword, exclaimed, ' This will I protect against all opposers...