The Essays of Abraham Cowley: With Life by the Editor

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Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868 - Essays - 199 pages
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Page 210 - Circular (The), and General Record of British and Foreign Literature ; giving a transcript of the title-page of every work published in Great Britain, and every work of interest published abroad, with lists of all the publishing houses. Published regularly on the...
Page 209 - Containing as many as 74,000 references, under subjects, so as to ensure immediate reference to the books on the subject required, each giving title, price, publisher, and date. Two valuable Appendices are also given — A, containing...
Page 210 - Prince Albert's Golden Precepts. Second Edition, with Photograph. A Memorial of the Prince Consort ; comprising Maxims and Extracts from Addresses of His late Royal Highness. Many now for the first time collected and carefully arranged. With an Index. Royal 16mo. beautifully printed on toned paper, cloth, gilt edges, 2s. 6d.
Page 122 - The Wish Well then; I now do plainly see This busy world and I shall ne'er agree. The very honey of all earthly joy Does, of all meats, the soonest cloy; And they, methinks, deserve my pity Who for it can endure the stings, The crowd, and buzz, and murmurings Of this great hive, the city. Ah yet, ere I descend to th...
Page 119 - This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; The unknown are better, than ill known : Rumour can ope the grave.
Page 118 - T is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself ;* it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune, allow me any materials for that vanity. It is sufficient for my own contentment, that they have preserved me from being scandalous, or remarkable on the defective side.
Page 121 - I believe I can tell the particular little chance that filled my head first with such chimes of verse as have never since left ringing there.
Page 207 - The books discussed in this volume are no less valuable than they are rare, and the compiler is entitled to the gratitude of the public. Observer. The Silent Hour : Essays, Original and Selected. By the Author of "The Gentle Life.
Page 207 - We should be glad if any words of ours could help to bespeak a large circulation for this handsome attractive book." — Illustrated Times. The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. Written by Sir PHILIP SIDNEY. Edited, with Notes. by the Author of "The Gentle Life.
Page 77 - If e'er ambition did my fancy cheat With any wish so mean as to be great; Continue, Heaven, still from me to remove The humble blessings of that life I love.

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