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Página 396 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Página 197 - Ay me ! I fondly dream ! Had ye been there, for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself for her enchanting son, Whom universal nature did lament...
Página 300 - But that gentleness .which is the characteristic of a good man has, like every other virtue, its seat in the heart ; and let me add, nothing except what flows from the heart can render even external manners truly pleasing.
Página 472 - The ladies hair was curled and frizled with the niceft art, and they frequently fet it off with heartbreakers. Sometimes a firing of pearls, or an ornament of ribband, was worn on the head ; and in the latter part of this reign, hoods of various kinds were •in falhion.
Página 64 - Crofts, a young gentleman of family, a challenge enfued; and Mr. Crofts coming to the rendezvous armed only with a fquirt, the little creature was fo enraged, that a real duel enfued ; and the appointment being on horfeback with piftols, to put them more on a level, Jeffery with the fir ft fire thoi his antagonift dead.
Página 191 - ... is obvious — the machinery is so violent, that it destroys the effect it is intended to excite. Had the story been kept within the utmost verge of probability, the effect had been preserved, without losing the least circumstance that excites or detains the attention.
Página 32 - From these few principles, thus laid down, it will be easy to prove, that the true art of assisting beauty consists in embellishing the whole person by the proper ornaments of virtuous and commendable qualities. By this help alone it is, that those who are the favourite work of nature, or, as Mr. Dryden expresses it, the porcelain clay of human kind...
Página 8 - THE BIBLE ! The Bible, I say, the Bible only, is the religion of Protestants. Whatsoever else they believe besides it, and the plain, irrefragable, indubitable consequences of it, well may they hold it as a matter of opinion ; but as a matter of faith and religion...
Página 300 - In order to its becoming either vigorous or useful, it must be habitually active ; not breaking forth occasionally with a transient lustre, like the blaze of the comet ; but regular in its returns, like the light of day : Not like the aromatic gale, which sometimes feasts the sense ; but like the ordinary breeze, which purifies the air, and renders it healthful.