The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals, Volume 8

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George B. Whittaker, 1827
 

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Page 365 - Plato, thou reasonest well ; Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought ? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? Tis the divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man...
Page 213 - Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now does always last.
Page 104 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 180 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Page 348 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Page 267 - My dog I was ever well pleased to see •Come wagging his tail to my fair one and me ; And Phoebe was pleased too, and to my dog said, Come hither, poor fellow — and patted his head. But now, when he's fawning, I with a sour look Cry, Sirrah...
Page 73 - There was a certain lady of a thin airy shape, •who was very active in this solemnity. She carried a magnifying glass in one of her hands, and was clothed in a loose flowing robe, embroidered with several figures of fiends and spectres, that discovered themselves in a thousand chimerical shapes as her garment hovered in the wind.
Page 171 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell ; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell : God knoweth ;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Page 181 - ... the fleets of England. I know when a man talks of posterity in matters of this nature, he is looked upon with an eye of ridicule by the cunning and selfish part of mankind. Most people are of the humour of an old Fellow of a college, who, when he was pressed by the society to come into something that might redound to the good of their successors, grew very peevish : " We are always doing," says he, " something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.
Page 78 - ... with it contentedly, being very well pleased that he had not been left to his own choice, as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.

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