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acquaintance affection affectionate affliction Alexander Pope Almighty amiable Anna Seward attention beautiful believe Bennet Langton bishop blessing Catherine Talbot character Christian comfort conversation Conyers Middleton Cowper dear cousin dear madam dear sir death delight desire diligence Doddridge duty Elizabeth Carter Elizabeth Rowe endeavour esteem eternal Eyam faithful father friendship give grace hand happiness hear heart Heaven honour hope human humble James Boswell kind labour lady learning Letter Lichfield live lord Lucy Porter mercy mind moral mother nature ness never obliged occasion pain perhaps person piety pious pleased pleasure Pope pray prayers present reason received religion remember Samuel Johnson servant Sir Matthew Hale soon sorrow Southampton spirit suffer sure Talbot tell temper tender thank thing thought tion truth virtue William Cowper William Warburton wish words write young
Page 156 - ... the world recedes it disappears heaven opens on my eyes my ears with sounds seraphic ring lend lend your wings i mount i fly o grave where is thy victory o death where is thy sting.
Page 43 - And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures Whilst the landscape round it measures; Russet lawns, and fallows gray, Where the nibbling flocks do stray; Mountains, on whose barren breast The labouring clouds do often rest ; Meadows trim with daisies pied, Shallow brooks, and rivers wide: Towers and battlements it sees Bosom'd high in tufted trees, Where perhaps some Beauty lies, The Cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
Page 106 - LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Page 218 - I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when after three or four hours...
Page 393 - Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky...
Page 226 - I have lived to see this world is made up of perturbations ; and I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the dreadful hour of making my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near ; and though I have by His grace loved Him in my youth, and feared Him in...
Page 357 - Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with great brilliance of wit, a wit who, in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.
Page 267 - Poverty, my dear friend, is so great an evil, and pregnant with so much temptation, and so much misery, that I cannot but earnestly enjoin you to avoid it. Live on what you have, live if you can on less ; do not borrow either for vanity or pleasure; the vanity will end in shame, and the pleasure in regret: stay therefore at home, till you have saved money for your journey hither. The Beauties of Johnson...
Page 271 - I was alarmed and prayed God, that however he might afflict my body he would spare my understanding. This prayer, that I might try the integrity of my faculties I made in Latin verse. The lines were not very good, but I knew them not to be very good, I made them easily, and concluded myself to be unimpaired in my faculties.