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Page 141 - Of deeds in life conceal'd, of fhapes that walk At dead of night and clank their chains, and wave The torch of hell around the murd'rer's bed: 265 At ev'ry folemn paufe the crowd recoil, Gazing each other fpeechlefs, and congeal'd With fhiv'ring fighs till, eager for th' event, Around the beldame all ereA they hang, Each trembling heart with grateful terrours quell'd.
Page 153 - Are we not here now, — and gone in a moment?" There was nothing in the sentence — 'twas one of your self-evident truths we have the advantage of hearing every day; and if Trim had not trusted more to his hat than his head — he had made nothing at all of it. "Are we not here now;" continued the corporal, "and are we not" — (dropping his hat plumb upon the ground — and pausing before he pronounced the word) — "gone! in a moment?
Page 152 - Are we not here now, continued the corporal (striking the end of his stick perpendicularly upon the floor, so as to give an idea of health and stability) — and are we not — (dropping his hat upon the ground) gone!
Page 74 - Refleft new glories, and augment the day. Be thou the firft true merit to befriend ; His praife is loft, who ftays till all commend.
Page 141 - The orphan's portion ; of unquiet fouls Ris'n from the grave to eafe the heavy guilt Of deeds in life conceal'd ; of fhapes that walk At dead of night, and clank their chains, and wav$ The torch of hell around the murd'rer's bed. At every folemn paufe the croud recoil Gazing each other fpeechlefs, and congeal'd With fhiv'ring fighs : till eager for th
Page 274 - Economy is an essential domestic virtue. Some women have a foolish love of expensive baubles ; a taste, which a very little care, probably, in their early education, might have prevented. We are told that when a collection of three hundred and fifty pounds was made for the celebrated Cuzzona to save her from absolute want, she immediately laid out two hundred pounds of the money in the purchase of a shell-cap, which was then in fashion.* Prudent mothers will avoid showing any admiration of pretty...
Page 99 - Johnfon, who is faid to have had an uncommonly good memory, tells us, that when he was a boy, he ufed, after he had acquired any frefh knowledge from his books, to run ] and tell it to an old woman of whom he was H2
Page 59 - ... some of the learned were then accustomed to display with so much ostentation. At the revival of literature in Europe, a man who had read a few manuscripts and could repeat them, was not merely a wonder, but a treasure ; he could travel from place to place and live by his learning...
Page 53 - ... of the learned languages, women by custom, fortunately for them, are exempted: of ancient literature they may, in translations which are acknowledged to be excellent, obtain a sufficient knowledge, without paying too much time and labour for this classic pleasure. Confused notions from fashionable publications, from periodical papers, and comedies, have made their way into common conversation, and thence have assumed an appearance of authority, and have been extremely disadvantageous to female...
Page 73 - Haste then, ye Spirits ! to your charge repair : The fluttering fan be Zephyretta's care; The drops to thee, Brillante, we consign; And Momentilla, let the watch be thine ; Do thou, Crispissa, tend her favourite Lock; Ariel himself shall be the guard of Shock.