The Devil Upon Crutches in England: Or, Night Scenes in London. A Satirical Work. Written Upon the Plan of a Gentleman of Oxford

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P. Hodges, 1756
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Page 40 - ... below : Proud names, who once the reins of empire held ; In arms who triumph'd; or in arts excell'd ; Chiefs, grac'd with fears, and prodigal of blood ; Stern patriots, who for facred freedom flood ; Juft men, by whom impartial laws were given ; And faints, who taught, and led the way to heaven.
Page 32 - To-night is to be performed the most barefaced baudry Farce, (for it does not deserve the Name of a Comedy) that ever disgraced the Stage; in which the Manager, who has caused it to be revived, is to perform the principal Part. The Play, Sir, is called The Chances, written by the witty and wicked Duke of Buckingham, and this is the tenth Night of its Representation to crammed Houses, which have amply rewarded the Manager, for his successful Endeavours to corrupt and deprave the Morals of the People.60...
Page 50 - ... Eugenio; or if it is, how near is rigid justice akin to cruelty? Or can those who thus send an almost innocent man to death have any bowels? . . . None of your exclamations, I beg of you, answered Asmodeus, you forget you have a devil in your company. — Homo sum Nil humani a me alienum puto [lie], Might become the mouth of a heathen well enough, but it is what a modern Christian would scorn to repeat" (The devil upon crutches in England, or Night scenes in London, 2d ed.
Page 9 - A lady was married when very young to a noble lord, the honour and ornament of his country, who hoped to preserve her from the contagion of the times by his own example, and, to say the truth, she had every good quality that could recommend her to the bosom of a man of discernment and worth. But, alas! how frail and short are the joys of mortals! One unfortunate hour ruined his darling visionary scheme...
Page 34 - Gold will break through and deftroy them though the Ways to the Temple of PLUTUS are thorny and rugged, yet how many difregard Danger and Difficulty, and boldly "pierce to its inmoft RecefTes. — But are not thefe Adventurers, faid the Student, fometimes obliged to leave their Gon...
Page 20 - Steward run .away with the Money, before he perceived he was ruined. — A Fit of Defpair feized him, but it lafted not long.

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