The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits...that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 8

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Charles Molloy Westmacott
R. Phillips, 1805
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Page 2 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon ; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowne'd honour by the locks...
Page 206 - Another came running presently, And he was as pale as pale could be, Fly ! my lord bishop, fly ! quoth he, Ten thousand rats are coming this way — The Lord forgive you for yesterday ! I'll go to my tower in the Rhine, replied he, 'Tis the safest place in Germany, The walls are high, and the shores are steep, And the tide is strong, and the water deep.
Page 206 - In the morning, as he enter'd the hall Where his picture hung against the wall, A sweat like death all over him came, For the rats had eaten it out of the frame. As he...
Page 4 - Seldom he fmiles ; and fmiles in fuch a fort, As if he mock'd himfelf, and fcorn'd his fpirit That could be mov'd to fmile at any thing.
Page 186 - Though great from courts of law the distance. To reach the court of truth and justice (Where, I confess, my only trust is), Though here below the learned...
Page 143 - What are our Poets, take them as they fall — Good, bad, rich, poor, much read, not read at all ? Them and their works in the same class you'll find ; They are the mere Waste-Paper of mankind.
Page 160 - Like the man, who contriving a hole in his wall, To admit his two cats — the one large t'other small— When a great hole was cut for the first logo through, Would a little one have for the little cat too.
Page 90 - Our females have been used at night to walk. Sometimes, indeed, so various is our art, An actor may improve and mend his part; 'Give me a horse...
Page 89 - From distant climes, o'er widespread seas, we come, Though not with much eclat or beat of drum, True patriots all; for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good: No private views disgraced our generous zeal; What urged our travels was our country's weal; And none will doubt but that our emigration Has proved most useful to the British nation.
Page 174 - ORLANDO cheers desponding age, Or the sweet wiles of ROSALIND engage, We own that manly graces finely blend The tender lover and the soothing friend. Though Nature was so prodigally kind In the bold lineaments of form and mind, As if to check a fond excess of pride, The pow'rs of voice she scantily supplied: Oft...

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