Two Centuries of Soho: Its Institutions, Firms, and Amusements

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Truslove and Hanson, 1898 - 304 strani
 

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Stran 63 - I think I shall be of you." When Sir Joshua mentioned this to Dr. Johnson, he was much displeased with the actor's conceit. " He'll be of us (said Johnson), how does he know we will permit him ? The first duke in England has no right to hold such language.
Stran 12 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the benefit of the Act of Insolvency, In consequence of which he registered His Kingdom of Corsica For the use of his Creditors. The Grave, great teacher, to a level brings Heroes and beggars, galley-slaves and kings. But Theodore this lesson learn' d, ere dead ; Fate pour"d its lessons on his living head, Bestow'da kingdom and denied him bread.
Stran 11 - He was The first (unanswered) Metaphysician of the age. A despiser of the merely Rich and Great : A lover of the People, Poor or Oppressed ; A hater of the Pride and Power of the Few, as opposed to the happiness of the Many ; A man of true moral courage, Who sacrificed Profit and present Fame To Principle, And a yearning for the good of Human Nature. Who was a burning wound to an Aristocracy, That could not answer him before men, And who may confront him before their Maker. He lived and died The...
Stran 11 - To leave some sterling work to the world:" (He lived to complete his ' Life of Napoleon.') His desire That some friendly hand should consign him to the grave, was accomplished to a limited, but profound extent ; on these conditions he was ready to depart, and to have inscribed on his tomb,
Stran 1 - THE first of our society is a gentleman of Worcestershire, of ancient descent, a baronet, his name Sir Roger de Coverley. His great-grandfather was inventor of that famous countrydance which is called after him. All who know that shire are very well acquainted with the parts and merits of Sir Roger. He is a gentleman that is very singular in his behaviour, but his singularities proceed from his good sense, and are contradictions...
Stran 265 - ... when it was fiery hot, held it between his teeth, then in his hand, and threw it about like a stone ; but this I...
Stran 269 - I shall say the less of Mr Collier, because in many things he has taxed me justly; and I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise, he will be glad of my repentance.
Stran 207 - Some cry up Haydn, some Mozart, Just as the whim bites. For my part, I do not care a farthing candle For either of them, or for Handel. Cannot a man live free and easy, Without admiring Pergolesi ! Or thro...
Stran 265 - ... on with bellows till it flamed and sparkled in his mouth, and so remained till the oyster gaped and was quite boiled. Then, he melted pitch and wax and sulphur, which he drank down as it flamed...
Stran 258 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reach'd the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart. If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee — turn away — For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.

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