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Page 177 - My work is yet in bits, But still in every part it fits ; Besides, you reason like a lout ; Why, man, that carpet's inside out." Says John, " Thou sayst the thing I mean, And now I hope to cure thy spleen ; This world, which clouds thy soul with doubt, Is but a carpet inside out. " As, when we view these shreds and ends, We know not what the whole intends ; So, when on earth things look but odd, They're working still some scheme of God.
Page 111 - I never knew a man suffer pain with such entire patience. This submission is certainly a most valuable part of religion, and yet, alas ! he is not religious. I must, however, do him the justice to say, that except the delight he has in teazing me for what he calls over-strictness, I have never heard a sentence from him which savoured of infidelity.
Page 109 - It was a consolation to him, however, in his last hours, that he had never written in derogation of religion or virtue. He talked of his death and funeral at times with great composure. On the Monday...
Page 84 - Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick ; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Page 142 - ... as ignorant as the beasts that perish, intoxicated every day before dinner, and plunged in such vices as make me begin to think London a virtuous place. By their assistance, I procured immediately a good house, which, when a partition is taken down, and a window added, will receive a great number...
Page 37 - Dr. Johnson asked me how I liked the new tragedy of Braganza. I was afraid to speak before them all, as I knew a diversity of opinion prevailed among the company. However, as I thought it a less evil to dissent from the opinion of a fellow-creature than to tell a falsity, I ventured to give my sentiments ; and was satisfied with Johnson's answering, " You are right, madam*'* LETTERS OF BUSINESS.
Page 45 - I love you all five. I never was at Bristol — I will come on purpose to see you. What ! five women live happily together ! I will come and see you — I have spent a happy evening — I am glad I came — God for ever bless you ! you live lives to shame duchesses.
Page 37 - Tuesday evening we drank tea at Sir Joshua's, with Dr. Johnson. Hannah is certainly a great favourite. She was placed next him, and they had the entire conversation to themselves. They were both in remarkably high spirits ; it was certainly her lucky night ! I never heard her say so many good things. The old genius was extremely jocular, and the young one very pleasant. You would have imagined we...