The Library Companion: Or, The Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a Library

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Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1825 - Best books - 899 pages
 

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Page 514 - LODGE'S Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, with Biographical and Historical Memoirs. 240 Portraits engraved on Steel, with the respective Biographies unabridged. 8 vols. 5*. each. LONGFELLOW'S Prose Works. With 16 full -page Wood Engravings. 5*. LOUDON'S (Mrs.) Natural History. Revised edition, by WS Dallas, FLS With numerous Woodcut Illus. $s. LOWNDES...
Page 825 - The stream of time, which is continually washing the dissoluble fabrics of other poets, passes without injury by the adamant of Shakespeare.
Page 723 - ... For in pure love heaven did prepare Those powders to enrich your hair. Ask me no more whither doth haste The nightingale when May is past, For in your sweet dividing throat She winters and keeps warm her note. Ask me no more...
Page 593 - hard by the imperial table at the feast of the golden fleece/ watched with wonder the emperor's progress through ' sod beef, roast mutton, baked hare,' after which ' he fed well of a capon ;' drinking also, says the fellow of St. John's, 'the best that ever I saw;' he had his head in the glass five times as long as any of them, and never drank less than a good quart at once of Rhenish wine.* " Eating was now the only physical gratification which he could still enjoy, or was unable to resist.
Page 721 - WHEN Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea brings To whisper at the grates; When I lie tangled in her hair And fettered to her eye, The birds that wanton in the air Know no such liberty.
Page 818 - THE READER. This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpasse All that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke.
Page 524 - Yet delighted not men so much in her beauty, as in her pleasant behaviour. . For a proper wit had she, and could both read well and write ; merry in company, ready and quick of answer, neither mute nor full of babble, sometimes taunting without displeasure and not without disport.
Page 810 - The True Tragedie of Richard the third : Wherein is showne the death of Edward the fourth, with the smothering of the two yoong Princes in the Tower : With a lamentable ende of Shore's wife, an example for all wicked women.
Page 706 - But in many instances he redeems the antiquity of his allusions by their ingenious adaptation to modern manners; and this is but a small part of his praise ; for in the point and volubility and vigour of Hall's numbers we might frequently imagine ourselves perusing Dryden.* This may be exemplified in the harmony and picturesqueness of the following description of a magnificent rural mansion, which the traveller approaches in the hopes of reaching the seat of ancient hospitality, but finds it deserted...
Page 712 - Cherbury gives an interesting account of the education of a highly-born youth at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century.

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