Specimens of the Novelists and Romancers: With Critical and Biographical Notices of the Authors, Volume 1

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Richard Griffin
J. Langdon, 1831
 

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Page 38 - But close by the shore on the edge of the gulf, There sat a vulture flapping a wolf, Who had stolen from the hills, but kept away, Scared by the dogs, from the human prey ; But he seized on his share of a steed that lay, Pick'd by the birds, on the sands of the bay.
Page 38 - And he saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the dead their carnival, Gorging and growling o'er carcass and limb; They were too busy to bark at him ! From a Tartar's skull they had...
Page 39 - Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing through the judgment, gains The heart, and all its end at once attains.
Page 147 - ... must take care of your health, and neither study nor preach for some time. I have been thinking over a scheme that struck me today, when you mentioned your intended departure. I never was in Switzerland : I have a great mind to accompany your daughter and you into that country. I will help to take care of you by the road ; for, as I was your first physician, I hold myself responsible for your cure.
Page 182 - By this time my curiosity began to abate, and my appetite to increase : the company of fools may at first make us smile, but at last never fails of rendering us melancholy ; I therefore pretended to recollect a prior engagement, and, after having...
Page 145 - s, the finer and more delicate sensibilities are seldom known to have place; or, if originally implanted there, are in a great measure extinguished by the exertions of intense study and profound investigation.
Page 150 - ... disputation ; their discourse, therefore, did not lead to questions concerning the belief of either ; yet would the old man sometimes speak of his, from the fulness of a heart impressed with its force, and wishing to spread the pleasure he enjoyed in it. The ideas of his God and his Saviour were so congenial to his mind that every emotion of it naturally awaked them. A philosopher might have called him an enthusiast ; but, if he possessed the fervour of enthusiasts, he was guiltless of their...
Page 149 - ... scene ; but to his companions it recalled the memory of a wife and parent they had lost. — The old man's sorrow was silent; his daughter sobbed and wept. Her father took her hand, kissed it twice,, pressed it to his bosom, threw up his eyes to heaven : and having wiped off a tear that was...
Page 164 - His conduct might have made him styled A father, and the nymph his child. That innocent delight he took To see the virgin mind her book, Was but the master's secret joy In school to hear the finest boy.
Page 154 - ... the souls of thy people ! My friends, it is good so to do : at all seasons it is good ; but in the days of our distress, what a privilege it is ! Well saith the sacred book, Trust in the Lord ; at all times trust in the Lord.

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