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Seite 213 - If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heart-strings, I'd whistle her off, and let her down the wind, To prey at fortune.
Seite 116 - Part loosely wing the region; part more wise In common, ranged in figure, wedge their way, Intelligent of seasons, and set forth Their aery caravan, high over seas Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing Easing their flight : so steers the prudent crane Her annual voyage, borne on winds : the air Floats as they pass, fann'd with unnumber'd plumes.
Seite 115 - Graze the sea-weed their pasture, and through groves Of coral stray, or sporting with quick glance Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold ; Or in their pearly shells at ease attend Moist nutriment, or under rocks their food In jointed armour watch...
Seite 215 - It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul — Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause.
Seite 197 - All laws against wickedness are ineffectual, unless some will inform, and some will prosecute; but till we mitigate the penalties for mere violations of property, information will always be hated, and prosecution dreaded. The heart of a good man cannot but recoil at the thought of punishing a slight injury with death; especially when he remembers that the thief might have procured safety by another crime, from which he was restrained only by his remaining virtue.
Seite 143 - His style is inimitable, nay perfect. It is the highest model of comic dialogue. Every sentence is replete with sense and satire, conveyed in the most polished and pointed terms. Every page presents a shower of brilliant conceits, is a tissue of epigrams in prose, is a new triumph of wit, a new conquest over dulness.
Seite 212 - To say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company, Is free of speech, sings, plays, and dances well ; Where virtue is, these are more virtuous : Nor from mine own weak merits will I draw The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt ; For she had eyes, and chose me. No, lago ! I'll see before I doubt ; when I doubt, prove ; And, on the proof, there is no more but this, — Away at once with love or jealousy ! lago.
Seite 212 - Excellent wretch ! Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee ! and when I love thee not Chaos is come again.