The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 15

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
James Ridgway, 1812 - English literature
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Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.
 

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Page 32 - Why, then, take no note of him, but let him go ; and presently call the rest of the watch together, and thank God you are rid of a knave.
Page 225 - No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.
Page 183 - O, woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Page 47 - Here strip, my children! here at once leap in, Here prove who best can dash through thick and thin, And who the most in love of dirt excel, Or dark dexterity of groping well.
Page 130 - I NEVER knew a sprightly fair That was not dear to me; And freely I my heart could share With every one I see. It is not this or that alone On whom my choice would fall: I do not more incline to one Than I incline to all. The circle's bounding line are they; Its centre is my heart; My ready love, the equal ray That flows to every part.
Page 42 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Page 125 - So, close in poplar shades, (her children gone) The mother nightingale laments alone, Whose nest some prying churl had found, and thence, By stealth, convey'd th
Page 249 - AIR. From hardy sports, from manly schools, From Truth's pure lore in Learning's bower* From equal Law alike that rules The people's will, the monarch's power; From Piety, whose soul sincere Fears God, and knows no other fear ; From Loyalty, whose high disdain Turns from the fawning, faithless train ; From deeds the Historian's records show, . Valour's renown, and Freedom's glow, "Tis hence that springs the unconquered fire, That bids to Glory's heights aspire.
Page 165 - ... battle, Tooth and nail strove to worry him out of his life ; He robb'd him of children, slaves, houses, and cattle, But, mark me, he ne'er thought of taking his wife. But heaven at length Job's forbearance rewards, At length double wealth, double honor arrives, He doubles his children, slaves, houses, and herds, But we don't hear a word of a couple of wives.
Page 213 - It is, however, undeniable that, as the old proverb says, you may drag a horse to the water, but you can't make him drink...

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