The Invisible Spy, Volume 2

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T. Gardner, 1755 - English fiction
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Page 145 - Where virtue is, these are more virtuous : Nor from mine own weak merits will I draw The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt ; For she had eyes, and chose me. No, lago ; I'll see before I doubt ; when I doubt, prove ; And on the proof, there is no more but this, — Away at once with love or jealousy ! lago.
Page 59 - Dryden, as she always familiarly calls that celebrated poet: We women to new joys unseen may move; There are no prints left in the paths of love. All goods besides by public marks are known: But those men most desire to keep, have none.
Page 300 - But once this fence thrown down, when they perceive " That they may tafte forbidden fruit and live ; " They flop not here their courfe, but fafely in, " Grow ftrong, luxuriant, and bold in fin ; " True to no principles, prefs forward ftill, " And only bound by appetite their will : " Now fawn and flatter, while this tide prevails, " But fhift with every veering blaft their fails. " Mark thofe that meanly truckle to your power, " They once deferted, and chang'd fides before, " And would to-morrow...
Page 174 - d all the tender things spoke by the former of these lovers to his own passion, and press'd my hand with a vehemence of fondness, whenever he had an opportunity of doing so unperceiv'd by the...
Page 208 - Could ne'er have rose to such an excellence. Nature's as lame in making a true fop As a philosopher; the very top And dignity of folly we attain By studious search and labour of the brain, By observation, counsel and deep thought: God never made a coxcomb worth a groat. We owe that name to industry and arts : An eminent fool must be a fool of parts.
Page 207 - By studious search, and labor of the brain, By observation, counsel, and deep thought: God never made a coxcomb worth a groat. We owe that name to industry and arts: An eminent fool must be a fool of parts. And such a one was she, who...
Page 301 - String to's Bow, And burns for Love and Money too : For then he's brave and refolute, Difdains to render in his Suit; Has all his Flames and Raptures double, And hangs or drowns with half the Trouble. Hut...
Page 298 - Should fondly Court him to be Bafe and Great With even Paffions, and with ferried Face, He would remove the Harlot's falfe embrace. Tho...
Page 306 - ... boxes, rings, necklaces, and fuch toys, to pleafe their 'fancies ; — I will get a friend of mine to...
Page 207 - Should be an afs through choice, not want of wit ; Whofe foppery, without the help of fenfe, Could ne'er have rofe to fuch an excellence : Nature 's as lame in making a true fop, • As a philofopher ; the very top VOL.

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