The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Volume 2

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William Durell & Company, 1811
 

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Page 148 - LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
Page 40 - As through unquiet rest: he, on his side Leaning, half raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voice Mild, as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisper'd thus: ' Awake My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight! Awake...
Page 275 - Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not, It ought not to be sported with.
Page 147 - Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Page 141 - As Dryden's Cleomenes is acquainted with the Copernican hypothesis two thousand years before its invention. I am pleas'd with my own work; Jove was not more With infant nature, when his spacious hand Had rounded this huge ball of earth and seas, To give it the first push, and see it roll Along the vast abyss " I have now Mr. Dryden's Don Sebastian before me, in which I find frequent allusions to ancient history, and the old mythology of the heathen. It is not very natural to suppose a king of Portugal...
Page 57 - The state and bread of the poor and oppressed have been precious in mine eyes ; I have hated all cruelty and hardness of heart ; I have (though in a despised weed) procured the good of all men.
Page 203 - A GOOD conscience is to the soul what health is to the body : it preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can possibly befal us.
Page 40 - And temperate vapours bland, which the only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, Aurora's fan Lightly dispersed, and the shrill matin song Of birds on every bough : so much the more His wonder was to find...
Page 18 - The motion was ordered to be entered in the books, and considered at a more convenient time. Charles Cambrick, linen-draper, in the city of Westminster, was indicted for speaking obscenely to the Lady Penelope Touchwood. It appeared that the prosecutor and her woman going in a stage-coach from London to Brentford, where they were to be met by the lady's own' chariot, the criminal and another of his acquaintance travelled with them in the same coach, at which time the prisoner talked bawdy for the...
Page 233 - To set this thought in its true light, we will fancy, if you please, that yonder mole-hill is inhabited by reasonable creatures, and that every pismire (his shape and way of life only excepted) is endowed with human passions. How should we' smile to hear one give us an account of the pedigrees, distinctions, and titles that reign among them?

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