The English Humourists: The Four Georges

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1902 - 423 strani
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Stran 238 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.'—The
Stran 76 - not in mortals to command success ; But we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.' ' Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.' ' I think the Romans call it Stoicism.' ' My voice is still for war.' ' When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.' Not to mention— 'The woman who deliberates is lost.
Stran 80 - Thus I live in the world rather as a " Spectator" of mankind than as one of the species ; by which means I have made myself a speculative statesman, soldier, merchant, and artizan, without ever meddling in any practical part in life. I am very well versed in the theory of a husband
Stran 136 - Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a man ; simplicity, a child ; With native humour temp'ring virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age ; Above temptation in a low estate, And uncorrupted e'en among the great:
Stran 416 - Mr. President,—The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place, I present myself before Congress to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country.
Stran 81 - The Court was sat before Sir Roger came ; but, notwithstanding all the justices had taken their places upon the bench, they made room for the old knight at the head of them : who for his reputation in the country took occasion to whisper in the judge's ear that he was glad his Lordship had met with
Stran 143 - Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what an odd pretty sort of thing a Newgate Pastoral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such a thing for some time, but afterwards thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan. This was what gave rise to the Beggar
Stran 47 - Great Jonson did by strength of judgment please ; Yet, doubling Fletcher's force, he wants his ease. In differing talents both adorned their age ; One for the study, t'other for the stage. But both to Congreve justly shall submit, One match'd in judgment, both o'er matched in wit. In him all beauties of this age we see,
Stran 414 - bleak Almorah's hill. That course nor Delhi's kingly gates, nor wild Malwah detain, For sweet the bliss us both awaits by yonder western main. Thy towers, Bombay, gleam bright, they say, across the dark blue sea : But ne'er were hearts so blithe and gay as then shall meet in thee
Stran 218 - It having been observed that there was little hospitality in London —Johnson : " Nay, sir, any man who has a name, or who has the power of pleasing, will be very generally invited in London. The man, Sterne, I have been told, has had engagements for three months." Goldsmith : "And a very dull fellow." Johnson: "Why, no, sir."'—BOSWELL'S Life

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