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Page 107 - Your son, — your dear son, — from whose sweet and open temper you have so much to expect; — your Billy, Sir! — would you, for the world, have called him JUDAS? — Would you, my dear Sir...
Page 194 - All superiority and pre-eminence that one man can have over another, may be reduced to the notion of quality, which, considered at large, is either that of fortune, body, or mind. The first is that which consists in birth, title, or riches; and is the most foreign to our natures, and what we can the least call our own, of any of the three kinds of quality. In relation to the body, quality...
Page 368 - ... this humour grew at last into so notorious a habit, or rather disease, as became the sport of the whole town : he would have no servants, but huge, massy fellows ; no plate or...
Page 295 - Falling in the other day at a victualling-house near the house of peers, I heard the maid come down and tell the landlady at the bar, that my lord bishop swore he would throw her out at window, if she did not bring up more mild beer, and that my lord duke would have a double mug of purl.
Page 237 - Subtle as sphinx ; as sweet, and musical, As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair, And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony. Never durst poet touch a pen to write, Until his ink were temper'd with love's sighs ; O, then his lines would ravish savage ears, And plant in tyrants mild humility.
Page 262 - Younghusband's the starchest. Mr. Child, in a passion, knock'd down Mr. Rock; Mr. Stone like an aspen-leaf shivers; Miss Pool used to dance, but she stands like a stock Ever since she became Mrs. Rivers. Mr. Swift hobbles onward, no mortal knows how, He moves as though cords had entwined him; Mr. Metcalf ran off upon meeting a cow, With pale Mr. Turnbull behind him.
Page 108 - Sir, you are incapable of it; — you would have trampled upon the offer; — you would have thrown the temptation at the tempter's head with abhorrence. Your greatness of mind in this action, which I admire, with that generous contempt of money, which you...
Page 262 - Consumed all the fortune his dad won ; Large Mr. Le Fever's the picture of health ; Mr. Goodenough is but a bad one ; Mr. Cruikshank stept into three thousand a year By showing his leg to an heiress : Now I hope you'll acknowledge I've made it quite clear Surnames ever go by contraries.
Page 409 - THE ANTIQUITIES OF FREEMASONRY; COMPRISING Illustrations of the Five Grand Periods of Masonry, from the Creation of the World to the Dedication of King Solomon's Temple.
Page 195 - The truth of it is, honours are in this world under no regulation; true quality is neglected, virtue is oppressed, and vice triumphant. The last day will rectify this disorder, and assign to every one a station suitable to the dignity of his character. Ranks will be then adjusted, and precedency set right.