The British Essayists: World

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James Ferguson
J. Haddon, 1819
 

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Stran 30 - HERMIPPUS redivivus : or, the sage's triumph over old age and the grave. Wherein a method is laid down for prolonging the life and vigour of man.
Stran 23 - To advise the ignorant, relieve the needy, comfort the afflicted, are duties that fall in our way almost every day of our lives. A man has frequent opportunities of mitigating the fierceness of a party; of doing justice to the character of a...
Stran 10 - And how the world began, and how man fell, Degraded by himself, on grace depending ? Much of the soul they talk, but all awry, And in themselves seek virtue, and to themselves All glory arrogate, to God give none ; Rather accuse him under usual names, Fortune and Fate, as one regardless quite Of mortal things.
Stran 127 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple.
Stran 23 - ... our lives. A man has frequent opportunities of mitigating the fierceness of a party; of doing justice to the character of a deserving man; of softening the envious, quieting the angry, and rectifying the prejudiced; which are all of them employments suited to a reasonable nature, and bring great satisfaction to the person who can busy himself in them with discretion.
Stran 78 - ... and better breakfasted than he whose morning appetite would have gladly fed on green figs between Bethany and Jerusalem, his religion walks abroad at eight, and leaves his kind entertainer in the shop trading all day without his religion.
Stran 78 - What does he therefore, but resolves to give over toiling, and to find himself out some factor, to whose care and credit he may commit the whole managing of his religious affairs; some divine of note and estimation that must be.
Stran 51 - I mistook the matter most grossly. 1 foolishly imagined that well-born, meant born with a sound mind in a sound body ; a healthy, strong constitution, joined to a good heart and a good understanding. But I never suspected that it could possibly mean the shrivelled tasteless fruit of an old genealogical tree. I communicated my doubts, and applied for information to my late worthy and curious friend, the celebrated Mrs. Kennon...
Stran 217 - ... enjoyed uninterrupted rest. Mercury and vermilion have made no depredations these six months ; good air and good hours may perhaps have restored, to a certain degree at least, their natural carnation ; but at worst, I will venture to assure them, that such of their lovers who...
Stran 128 - He sitteth among the elders of the land. At White's, where the elders of the land assemble themselves. ' Let me add one more instance of the similitude between a fine lady and the virtuous •woman of Solomon, and I have done. When a lady returns home, at five in the morning, from the nocturnal mysteries of brag, how must the heart of her husband exult, when he sees her flambeaux rivalling the light of the sun ! May he not cry out in the words of the eastern monarch, Blessed is the virtuous woman...

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