Resolves, Divine, Moral and Political

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John Hatchard and son, 1820 - Conduct of life - 454 pages
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Page 355 - Though prayer should be the key of the day, and the lock of the night, yet 1 hold it more needful in the morning, than when our bodies do take their repose.
Page lvi - Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
Page 325 - There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
Page lix - COME leave this saucy way Of baiting those that pay Dear for the sight of your declining wit: 'Tis known it is not fit, That a sale poet, just contempt once thrown, Should cry up thus his own. I wonder by what dower, Or patent, you had power From all to rape a judgment.
Page 58 - Tautologies. I see no reason that so high a Princess as Divinity is should be presented to the people in the sordid rags of the tongue ; nor that he which speaks from the Father of Languages should deliver his embassage in an ill one. A man can never speak too well while he speaks not too obscure. Long and distended clauses are both tedious to the ear and difficult for their retaining. A Sentence well couched takes both the sense and the understanding. I love not those Cart-rope speeches that are...
Page lxi - O RARE BEN JONSON !" In the beginning of 1638, elegies on his death were published, under the title of " Jonsonius Virbius, or, the Memory of Ben Jonson Revived, by the Friends of the Muses.
Page 451 - E'er taught so bold assuming of the bays When they deserv'd no praise. To rail men into approbation Is new to your's alone : And prospers not : for know, Fame is as coy, as you Can be disdainful ; and who dares to prove A rape on her shall gather scorn, — not love. ' Leave then, this humour vain, And this more...
Page 448 - SOUL of my soul ! it cannot be, That you should weep, and I from tears be free. All the vast room between both poles, Can never dull the sense of souls, Knit in so fast a knot. Oh! can you grieve, and think that I Can feel no smart, because not nigh, Or that I know it not? Th
Page 384 - Let a man be sure to drive his business, rather than let it .drive him. When a man is but once brought to be driven, he becomes a vassal to his affairs. Reason and right give the quickest despatch.
Page 120 - in me iacis ? est auctor quis denique eorum 80 vixi cum quibus? absentem qui rodit amicum, qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos qui captat risus hominum famamque dicacis, fingere qui non visa potest, commissa tacere qui nequit, hie niger est, hunc tu, Romane, caveto.

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