The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners; with Strictures on Their Epitome, the Stage, Volume 16

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Printed for the proprietors, 1803
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Page 49 - Not to a rage : patience and sorrow strove Who should express her goodliest. You have seen Sunshine and rain at once...
Page 14 - Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!
Page 407 - Take, oh take those lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn ; And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislead the morn : But my kisses bring again, , bring again, ' . -' Seals of love, but seal'd in vain.
Page 292 - How that might change his nature, there's the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder; And that craves wary walking. Crown him? — that? And then, I grant, we put a sting in him, That at his will he may do danger with.
Page 284 - I shall not forbear to vindicate my character and motives from your aspersions ; and, as a man to whom fame is dearer than life, I will make the last use of that life in doing justice to that reputation which is to live after me, and which is the only legacy I can leave to those I honor and love, and for whom I am proud to perish.
Page 402 - tis seal'd in heaven. May all the vengeance that was ever pour'd On perjur'd heads, o'erwhelm me, if I break it ! FORTIES. Fix'd in astonishment, I gaze upon thee ; Like one just blasted by a stroke from heaven, Who pants for breath, and stiffens, yet alive, In dreadful looks — a monument of wrath ! LUCIA.
Page 284 - ... of such foul and unfounded imputations as have been laid against me in this court. You, my lord, are a judge ; I am the supposed culprit.
Page 285 - I have but one request to ask, at my departure from this world; it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph; for, as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Page 284 - Had I been in Switzerland, I would have fought against the French. In the dignity of freedom I would have expired on the threshold .of that country, and they should have entered it only by passing over my lifeless corpse. Is it, then, to be supposed, that I would be slow to make the same sacrifice to my native land ? Am I, who...
Page 150 - I observed a custom in all those Italian cities and towns through the which I passed, that is not used in any other country that I saw in my travels; neither do I think that any other nation of Christendom doth use it, but only Italy. The Italian, and also most strangers that are commorant in Italy, do always at their meals use a little fork when they cut their meat.

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