The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 3

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
James Ridgway, 1805 - English literature
 

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Page 337 - Twas no fancy, no dream, he could plainly survey That the devil himself was in sight. You rascally dauber ! old Beelzebub cries, Take heed how you wrong me again ! Though your caricatures for myself I despise, Make me handsomer now in the multitude's eyes, Or see if I threaten in vain ! Now the painter was bold, and religious beside, And on faith he had certain reliance; So earnestly he all his countenance eyed, And thank'd him for sitting, with Catholic pride, And sturdily bade him defiance.
Page 216 - And in thy right hand lead with thee The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty; And if I give thee honour due, Mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her and live with thee, In unreproved pleasures free...
Page 334 - WHOSOEVER will be saved : before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
Page 199 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 383 - Letters from Paddington bring little more, than that William Squeak, the sow-gelder, passed through that place the fifth instant. They advise from Fulham, that things remained there in the same state they were. They had intelligence, just as the letters came away, of a tub of excellent ale just set abroach at Parsons Green ; but this wanted confirmation.
Page 96 - ... to hazards, from which he might fly to the cannon's mouth as a refuge or a relaxation ! Sir, let us now be told no more of the infamy of the rope-dancer.
Page 276 - ... the grant of which adds gentility to a man's family ; in like manner as civil nobility, among the Romans, was founded in the jus imaginum, or having the image of one ancestor at least, who had borne some curule office.
Page 335 - And yet, they are not two obedients, but one obedient. For there is one dominion nominal of the husband, and another dominion real of the wife. And yet, there are not two dominions, but one dominion.
Page 270 - But the influence of the belles lettres was -shed in vain on his licentious nature; and the opportunity of appropriating the contents of his landlord's till was found too powerful for the sense either of safety or compunction. The dykes of a stream once removed, its...
Page 94 - Sir, you might as well say that St Paul was the most despicable of human beings. Let us beware how we petulantly and ignorantly traduce a character which puts all other characters to shame. Sir, a rope-dancer concentrates in himself all the cardinal virtues.

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