The Lover: To which is Added, The Reader;

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J. Tonson ... J. Brown ... and O. Lloyd, 1715 - 297 pages
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Page 269 - That fleets of above thirty sail have come together out of Dunkirk, during the late war, and taken ships of war as well as merchantmen.
Page 46 - I shall sacrifice the prayers of a Christian and the groans of an afflicted wife. And when you are not (which sure by sympathy I shall know), I shall wish my own dissolution with you that so we may go hand in hand to Heaven.
Page 169 - ... .This, principle hath not only productions * that naturally flow from it, but where it is, it ' ferments and affimilates, and gives a kind of ' tincture even to other actions that do not in ' their own. nature follow from it, as the nature 'and civil actions of our lives ;• under the ' former was our Lord's parable of a grain of « muftard feed, under the latter of .his com' parifon of leaven, juft as we fee in other * things of nature.
Page 192 - Just beneath, is Time, bringing Truth to light; near which is a figure of Architecture, holding a large drawing of part of the Hospital, with the cupola, and pointing up to the royal founders, attended by the little genii of her art.
Page 45 - Those dear embraces which I yet feel and shall never lose, being the faithful testimonies of an indulgent husband, have charmed my soul to such a reverence of your remembrance that were it possible I would with my own blood cement your dead limbs to live again, and (with reverence) think it no sin to rob Heaven a little longer of a martyr.
Page 171 - ... can intimate to the heart. Such a pair give charms to virtue, and make pleafant the ways of innocence : a deviation from the rules of fuch a commerce would be courting pain; for fuch a life is as much to be preferred to any thing that can be communicated by criminal fatisfactions (to fpeak of it in the mildeft terms), as fobriety and elegant converfation are to intemperance and rioting, *»..* In a fhort time will be publifhed,
Page 252 - If it affirms any thing, you cannot lay hold of it ; or if it denies, you cannot confute it. In a word, there are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school-divinity.
Page 47 - I thank you for all your goodness to me, and will endeavour so to die as to do nothing unworthy that virtue in which we have mutually...
Page 52 - ... so criminal a commerce, and leading a new life, before he could bring her mind to a temper fit for one who was so near her end. Upon the day of her execution she dressed herself in all her ornaments, and walked towards the scaffold more like an expecting bride than a condemned criminal.
Page 169 - ... but the exercife of that fpark of life is large and comprehenfive in its operation ; it produceth a great tree, and in that tree the fap, the body, the bark, the limbs, the leaves, the fruit ; and fo it is with the principle of True Religion ; the principle itfelf lies in a narrow compafs, but the activity and energy of it is diffufive and various.

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