The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical

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Page 196 - being generally discussed in that place either after sermon or before the bell rings. My friend Sir Roger, being a good churchman, has beautified the inside of his church with several texts of his own choosing. He has likewise given a handsome pulpit-cloth, and railed in the communion-table at his own expense. He has often
Page 166 - seat. Some of them could not refrain from tears at the sight of their old master ; every one of them pressed forward to do something for him, and seemed discouraged if they were not employed. At the same time the good old knight, with a mixture of the father and the master of the family.
Page 97 - Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before : And into all things from her air inspir'd The spirit of love and amorous delight. ' This turn hath made amends : thou hast fulfill'd Thy words, Creator bounteous and benign! Giver of all things fair ; but fairest this Of all thy gifts, nor enviest. I now see Bone of
Page 90 - the course of one revolving moon, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman; who could every hour employ, With
Page 90 - he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; Was
Page 98 - This turn hath made amends : thou hast fulfill'd Thy words, Creator bounteous and benign! Giver of all things fair ; but fairest this Of all thy gifts, nor enviest. I now see Bone of ray bone, flesh of my flesh, myself." She disappear'd, and left me dark ; I
Page 97 - fair in all the world, seem'd now Mean, or in her surnm'd up, in her contain'd, And in her looks ; which from that time infus'd Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before : And into all things from her air inspir'd The spirit of love and amorous delight.
Page 39 - with decent care, Her body shaded with a slight cymarr ; Her bosom to the view was only bare ; The fanning wind upon her bosom blows, To meet the fanning wind her bosom rose ; The fanning wind and purling streams continue her repose. The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes. And gaping mouth, that testified surprise;
Page 28 - pleased to hear disputes adjusted between an inhabitant of Japan and an alderman of London ; or to see a subject of the Great Mogul entering into a league with one of the Czar of Muscovy. I am infinitely delighted in mixing with these several ministers of commerce, as they are distinguished by their different walks and
Page 113 - particular scheme which comprehends the social virtues, may give employment to the most industrious temper, and find a man in business more than the most active station of life. To advise the ignorant, relieve the needy, comfort the afflicted, are duties that fall in our way almost every day of our lives. A man has frequent

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