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Page 171 - Happy the man. whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound. Content to breathe his native air. In his own ground Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire. Whose trees in summer yield him shade. In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away, In health of body, peace of mind. Quiet by day. Sound sleep by night; study and ease. Together mixt: sweet recreation, And innocence, which most does please With meditation.
Page 51 - The purest treasure mortal times afford, Is spotless reputation ; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.
Page 198 - And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me ; for the earth is filled with violence through them ; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Page 198 - Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Page 75 - The result of all my observations and inquiries is, that the women do not enjoy that station in society which has been allotted to them elsewhere ; and consequently much of that important and habitual influence which, from the peculiarity of their nature, they alone can exercise over society in more fortunately arranged communities, seems to be lost.
Page 165 - Against our peace we arm our will : Amidst our plenty, something still For horses, houses, pictures, planting, To thee, to me, to him is wanting. That cruel something unpossessed Corrodes and leavens all the rest. That something, if we could obtain, Would soon create a future pain ; And to the coffin, from the cradle, Tis all a Wish, and all a Ladle.
Page 67 - But young ladies, who ought only to have such a general tincture of knowledge as to make them agreeable companions to a man of sense, and to enable them to find rational entertainment for a solitary hour...
Page 156 - The progressive state is in reality the cheerful and the hearty state to all the different orders of society. The stationary is dull; the declining, melancholy.
Page 208 - The most effectual means of being secure against pain is to retire within ourselves, and to suffice for our own happiness. Those which depend on ourselves are the only pleasures a wise man will count on ; for nothing is ours which another may deprive us of. Hence the 'inestimable value of intellectual pleasures. Ever in our power, always leading us to something new, never cloying...