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Page 340 - Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind : His pencil was striking, resistless and grand; His manners were gentle, complying and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 556 - I am sure I should wish that: I wish them to give mind, soul, heart, and body to business, — that is the way to be happy. It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.
Page 330 - ... the free and ingenuous sort of such as evidently were born to study and love learning for itself, not for lucre, or any other end but the service of God and of truth, and perhaps that lasting fame and perpetuity of praise which God and good men have consented shall be the reward of those whose published labours advance the good of mankind...
Page 89 - MEYRICK'S PAINTED ILLUSTRATIONS OF ANCIENT ARMS AND ARMOUR : A Critical Inquiry into Ancient Armour as it existed in Europe, but particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Charles II. ; with a Glossary, by Sir SR MEYRICK.
Page 338 - History is about half finished, and I will shortly finish the rest. God knows I am tired of this kind of finishing, which is but bungling work, and that not so much my fault as the fault of my scurvy circumstances. They begin to talk in town of the Opposition'i gaining ground ; the cry of" Liberty is still as loud as ever. I have published, or Davies has published for me, an " Abridgment of the History of England," for which I have been a good deal abused in the newspapers, for betraying the liberties...
Page 338 - I have been trying these three months to do something to make people laugh. There have I been strolling about the hedges, studying jests with a most tragical countenance. The Natural History is about half finished, and I will shortly finish the rest.
Page 338 - Taylor; and is returned to his old haunts at Mrs. Thrale's. Burke is a farmer, en attendant, a better place; but visiting about too. Every soul is a visiting about and merry but myself.
Page 335 - We read The Vicar of Wakefield in youth and in age ; we return to it again and again, and bless the memory of an author who contrives so well to reconcile us to human nature.
Page 111 - I am very exactly informed of your impertinent inquiries, and of the information you so busily sent to Richmond, and with what triumph and exultation it was received. I knew every particular of it the next day. Now, mark me, vagabond, — keep to your pantomimes, or be assured you shall hear of it. Meddle no more, thou busy informer. It is in my power to make you curse the hour in which you dared to interfere with Junius.