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Page 668 - I eat, drink, and sleep as I did twenty years syne ; yes, I laugh heartily too, and find as many subjects to employ that faculty upon as ever ; fools, fops, and knaves grow as rank as formerly ; yet here and there are to be found good and worthy men, who are ane honour to human life.
Page 670 - than I can say ; I never remember any weather that was not too hot, or too cold ; too wet, or too dry ; but, however God Almighty contrives it, at the end of the year 'tis all very well.
Page 11 - His judgment, in whatever related to the services he was engaged in, quick and sure. His designs were bold and manly ; and both in the conception, and in the mode of execution, bore evident marks of a great original genius. His courage was cool and determined, and accompanied with an admirable presence of mind in the moment of danger. His manners were plain and unaffected.
Page 887 - His opinion, however, was, that he who reads most, has the chance of knowing most ; but he declared, that the perpetual task of reading was as bad as the slavery in the mine, or the labour at the oar.
Page 751 - When we first drew near the island, several canoes came off to the ship, each conducted by two or three men ; but as they were common fellows, Omai took no particular notice of them, nor they of him. They did not even seem to perceive that he was one of their countrymen, although they conversed with him for some time. At length, a chief whom I...
Page 645 - Member, together with the Name of the Post Town from which the same is intended to be sent, and the Day, Month and Year when the same shall be to be put into the Post Office ; the Day of the Month to be in Words at...
Page 647 - O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art As glorious to this night, being o'er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven Unto the white-upturned wond'ring eyes Of mortals, that fall back to gaze on him, When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds, And sails upon the bosom of the air.
Page 919 - His pittance every night, He did it with a jealous look, And, when he could, would bite. His diet was of wheaten bread, And milk, and oats, and straw; Thistles, or lettuces instead, With sand to scour his maw. On twigs of hawthorn he regaled, On pippins' russet peel, And when his juicy salads failed, Sliced carrot pleased him well.
Page 889 - During the printing of his Dictionary, the " Ramblers " came out periodically ; for he could do more than one thing at a time. He declared that he wrote them by way of relief from his application to his Dictionary, and for the reward. He has told this writer, that he had no expectation they would have met with so much success, and been so much read and admired.