The Jewish Spy: Being a Philosophical, Historical, and Critical Correspondence by Letters, which Lately Passed Between Certain Jews in Turkey, Italy, France, Etc, Volume 1

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Earlier 3rd edition published in Dublin in 1753.
 

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Page 245 - Th' ethereal vigor is in all the same, And every soul is fill'd with equal flame; As much as earthy limbs, and gross allay Of mortal members, subject to decay, Blunt not the beams of heav'n and edge of day. From this coarse mixture of terrestrial parts, Desire and fear by turns possess their hearts, And grief, and joy; nor can the...
Page 245 - Know, first, that heav'n, and earth's compacted frame, And flowing waters, and the starry flame, And both the radiant lights, one common soul Inspires and feeds — and animates the whole. This active mind, infus'd through all the space, Unites and mingles with the mighty mass. Hence men and beasts the breath of life obtain, And birds of air, and monsters of the main. Th...
Page 245 - ... igneus est ollis vigor et caelestis origo 730 seminibus, quantum non noxia corpora tardant, terrenique hebetant artus moribundaque membra, hinc metuunt cupiuntque, dolent gaudentque, neque auras dispiciunt clausae tenebris et carcere caeco.
Page 259 - Vocation a {raining of Paper, and fpending his whole Time in a Coffee-houfe or in a Garret, give a juft Definition of a Prince, a Courtier, or a fine Lady ? He never fees thofe Perfons but as he walks the Streets ; and I can fcarce think that the Mud with which he is often dafli'd by their Equipages, communicates to him any Share of their Sentiments. Yet there is not a wretched Author but makes a Duke and Dutchefs fpeak as he fancies. But when a Man of...
Page 240 - Longe alio sonitu rabie distraota minantur; Et cum jam latrant, et vocibus omnia complent. At catulos blande cum lingua lambere tentant, Aut ubi eos jactant pedibus, morsuque petentes, Suspensis teneros imitantur dentibus haustus.
Page 256 - Work lie lias fallen into an Error, which he has often condemn'd in the Writings of others. He makes it plain to the Reader, that he affects to be witty ; and there are fome Pafiages where Nature is facrificcd to the falfe Glare. But this Error, which is not common, is repair'd by a thoufand Beauties. The Author of this Romance paints rather than writes Things -, and the Pictures he draws ftrike the Imagination with Pleafure. Do but confider if it be...
Page 261 - Thoughts prefent themfelves with Luftre to the Imagination, which cannot help being pleafed, becaufe they are fo juft. If the Authors who write Romances in this new Tafte, would always adhere to the Truth, and never fuffer themfelves to be perverted to any new Mode (for this is what Works of Wit are liable to) their Writings wou'd probably be as ufeful in forming the Manners as Comedy, becaufe they wou'd render Romances the Picture of Human Life. A covetous Man will therein find himfelf painted in...
Page 245 - From this coarfe Mixture of Terreftrial Parts, Defire and Fear by turns poflefs their Hearts, And Grief and...
Page 256 - Juftice: But in this Work he has fallen into an Error, which he has often condemn'd in the Writings of others. He makes it plain to the Reader, that he affecls to be witty ; and there are fome Paflages where Nature is facrificcd to the falfe Glare. But this Error, which is not common, is repair'd by a thoufand Beauties. The Author of this Romance paints rather than writes Things ., and the Pictures he draws ftrike the Imagination with Pleafure. Do but confider if it be poffible to define the firft...
Page 268 - ... have done, but according to his mercy, by the laver of regeneration, and the renovation of the Holy Ghost, whom he hath poured forth abundantly upon us, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, that, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope, of life everlasting." (Tit. iii. 5.) " Except a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.