The Retrospective Review

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Charles and Henry Baldwyn, 1820 - Books
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Page 203 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty...
Page 91 - Yes, trust them not, for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 346 - I would not, with my will, present you sorrows, dear Bess ; let them go to the grave with me, and be buried in the dust : and seeing that it is not the will of God that I shall see you any more, bear my destruction patiently, and with a heart like yourself.
Page 339 - The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour : but the rich hath many friends.
Page 203 - They live no longer in the faith of reason ! But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct bring back the old names, And to yon starry world they now are gone, Spirits or gods, that used to share this earth With man as with their friend ; and to the lover Yonder they move, from yonder visible sky Shoot influence down : and even at this day 'Tis Jupiter who brings whate'er is great, And Venus who brings every thing that's fair ! Thek.
Page 101 - Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Page 258 - No one that had any expectations from him was safe from his public contempt and derision which some of his minions at the Bar bitterly felt. Those above, or that could hurt or benefit him, and none else, might depend on fair quarter at his hands. When he was in temper and matters indifferent came before him, he became his seat of justice better than any other I ever saw in his place.
Page 346 - First, I send you all the thanks which my heart can conceive, or my words express, for your many travails and cares for me, which, though they have not taken effect as you wished, yet my debt to you is not the less ; but pay it I never shall in this world.
Page 85 - I have seen), which notwithstanding, as it is full of stately speeches and well-sounding phrases, climbing to the height of Seneca his style, and as full of notable morality, which it doth most delightfully teach, and so obtain the very end of poesy...
Page 200 - Raptores orbis, postquam cuncta vastantibus defuere terrae, et. mare scrutantur : si locuples hostis est, avari ; si pauper, ambitiosi : quos non Oriens, non Occidens, satiaverit. Soli omnium opes atque inopiam pari affectu concupiscunt. Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium ; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.

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