Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man: Consisting of the Little Genius, and Other Essays, Volume 1

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J. & J. Harper, 1832
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Page 196 - s by action dignified. Within the infant rind of this small flower Poison hath residence, and medicine power:. For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part, Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart.
Page 196 - For naught so vile that on the earth doth live , But to the earth some special good doth give ; Nor aught so good, but, strain'd from that fair use, Revolts from true birth , stumbling on abuse : Virtue itself turns vice , being misapplied ; And vice sometime 's by action dignified.
Page 47 - I have been bullied by an usurper ; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Page 47 - I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement; but I would have you to know, that I who made you what you are can unmake you; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by God I will immediately unfrock you. " Yours as you demean yourself,
Page 81 - Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued, I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog Star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Page 97 - They wanton rise, or urged by hunger leap, Then fix, with gentle twitch, the barbed hook : Some lightly tossing to the grassy bank, And to the shelving shore slow-dragging some, With various hand proportion'd to their force.
Page 152 - ... would really have made himself rich as Croesus, and me also, (for I always shared with him,) if it had not happened, most unluckily, that • just at the moment he was about to realize all his ardent hopes, he wanted more money to perfect the scheme than could possibly be obtained. It was one of these glorious speculations that ruined my brother and me. He died of a broken heart. Heaven bless him, I say. But the usurer who bought of him my lent notes at thirty per cent, discount, by combining...
Page 76 - Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleekheaded men, and such as sleep o'nights : Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much : such men are dangerous.
Page 201 - ... meanings that woman will often look, but not always trust to the clumsy vehicle of words. I could restrain myself no longer — but, forgetting all but those heavenly lips, I approached and " Poor Julia — she thought she heard the knell of her young dreams. The hue of her cheek, and the sparkle of her azure eye, were gone long before ; and...
Page 152 - I saw the cheering spirit of hope in that moment desert him for ever. "•Nothing gave Brown pleasure but the daily visit of his amiable wife. By the help of a kind relation, she was able to give him sometimes soup, wine, and fruit; and every day, clear or stormy, she visited the prison to cheer the drooping spirits of her husband. She was uncommonly pretty. She seemed an angel, administering consolation to a man about to converse with angels. One day passed the hour of one o'clock, and she came...

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