Gleanings Through Wales, Holland and Westphalia: With Views of Peace and War at Home and Abroad. To which is Added Humanity; Or, The Rights of Nature

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T.N. Longman and L.B. Seeley, 1795 - Europe
 

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Page 325 - All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance; it is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals.
Page 98 - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven.
Page 218 - London. The weather was so very terrific, that I had forgot his inveterate exactness, and had yielded up the hope of expecting him. Twelve at noon was the hour ; and exactly as the clock struck...
Page 360 - I pity the man who can travel from Dan. to Beersheba, and cry, 'Tis all barren and so it is; and so is all the world to him, who will not cultivate the fruits it offers.
Page 218 - ... torrents— dripping from every part of his dress, like water from a sheep just landed from its washing. He would not even have attended to his situation, having sat himself down with the utmost composure, and begun conversation, had I not made an offer of dry clothes. "Yes...
Page 207 - At this aufpicious crifis it was, that our Doctor made his entre, faying, as he advanced to the bed-fide, " My efteemed friend, I am come to return my perfonal thanks to thee, for having me in thy thoughts when thou wert too fick to remember any but thofe who are dear to thee, and of whom thou haft a good opinion. Give me thy hand, and, without entering into long hiftories, let us fee, if in return for thy kindnefs, I can make thee well again. Yes, this pulfe I forefee, before I have done with it...
Page 111 - ... it being, at least, as usual for the Pastoras of the mountains to go from the bed of courtship to the bed of marriage as unpolluted and maidenly as the Chloes of fashion; and yet you are not to conclude that this proceeds from their being less susceptible of the belle-passion than their betters; or that the cold air which they breathe has 'froze the genial current of their souls.
Page 160 - With a woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good library of books, one may pass an age here and think it a day. If one has a mind to live long and renew his youth. let him come and settle at Festiniog.
Page 224 - Believe -me, we are too apt to invert the remedies which we ought to prescribe to ourselves — for instance, we are for ever giving hot things when we should administer cold.
Page 222 - ... severe, regimen ; namely, by denying myself almost every thing in which I had long indulged. But as it is always much harder to get rid of a bad habit than to contract it, I entered on my reform gradually ; that is to say, I began to diminish my usual indulgences by degrees.

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