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Page 68 - HAPPY the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground ; Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in Summer yield him shade, In Winter fire.
Page 68 - ... shade. In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away. In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day. Sound sleep by night; study and ease, Together mixt; sweet recreation: And innocence, which most does please With meditation.
Page 236 - Inarime is an epitome of the whole earth, containing, within the compafs of eighteen miles, a wonderful variety of hills, vales, ragged rocks, fruitful plains, and barren mountains, all thrown together in a moft romantic confufion.
Page 243 - Tonson had just such another design of going to Cambridge, expecting there the copy of a new kind of Horace from Dr. , and if Mr.
Page 354 - Remember, it was at such a time that the greatest lights of antiquity dazzled and blazed the most in their retreat, in their exile, or in their death ; but why do I talk of dazzling or blazing? it was then that they did good, that they gave light, and that they became guides to mankind.
Page 184 - ... an advantage not very common to young men, that the attractions of the world have not dazzled me very much...
Page 271 - I need not tell you how much a man of his turn entertained me ; but I must acquaint you, there is a vivacity and gaiety of disposition, almost peculiar to him, which make it impossible to part from him without that uneasiness which generally succeeds all our pleasure.
Page 243 - Now damn them ! what if they should put it into the newspaper, how you and I went together to Oxford ? what would I care? If I should go down into Sussex, they would say I was gone to the Speaker. But what of that ? If my son were but big enough to go on with the business, by G — d I would keep as good company as old Jacob.
Page 288 - ... agreeing not ill with the little dripping murmur, and the aquatic idea of the whole place. " It wants nothing to complete it but a good statue, with an inscription...
Page 218 - But after all I have said of this great man, there is no rupture between us. We are each of us so civil and obliging, that neither thinks he is obliged : and I, for my part, treat with him, as we do with the Grand Monarch ; who has too many great qualities...