Restituta; Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, Revived, Volume 1

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Page 307 - Unless he feel within Some source of consolation from above. Secret refreshings that repair his strength And fainting spirits uphold.
Page 366 - Pleasures are not, if they last, In their passing, is their best. Glory is most bright and gay In a flash, and so away. Feed apace then, greedy eyes, On the wonder you behold ; Take it sudden as it flies, Though you take it not to hold : When your eyes have done their part, Thought must length it in the heart.
Page 306 - To the inmost mind, There exercise all his fierce accidents, And on her purest spirits prey, As on entrails, joints, and limbs, With answerable pains, but more intense, Though void of corporal sense.
Page 223 - Let him that will, ascend the tottering seat Of courtly grandeur, and become as great As are his mounting wishes : as for me, Let sweet repose and rest my portion be. Give me some mean, obscure recess ; a sphere Out of the road of business, or the fear Of falling lower ; where I sweetly may Myself and dear retirement still enjoy. Let not my life, or name, be known unto The grandees of the time...
Page 208 - And in nothing terrified by your adversaries : which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Page 307 - With gifts and graces eminently adorn'd, To some great work, thy glory, And people's safety, which in part they effect : Yet toward these, thus dignified, thou oft, Amidst their height of noon, Changest thy countenance, and thy hand, with no regard Of highest favours past From thee on them, or them to thee of service.
Page 230 - ... faith, and yet presume not; and desire, with St. Paul, to be dissolved and to be with Christ, with whom even in death there is life. Be like the good servant, and even at midnight be waking, lest when death cometh and stealeth upon you...
Page 308 - The punishment of dissolute days ; in fine, Just or unjust, alike seem miserable, For oft alike both come to evil end.
Page 192 - ... very men, in their secret conventicles, did covenant and swear to each other to be assiduous and faithful in using their best endeavours to set up the presbyterian doctrine and discipline ; and both in such a manner as they themselves had not yet agreed on, but up that government must. To which end, there were many that wandered up and down, and were active in sowing discontents and sedition by venomous and secret murmurings...
Page 307 - The angelic orders, and inferior creatures mute, Irrational and brute? Nor do I name of men the common rout, That...

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