The Adventurer, Volume 1

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J. Richardson, 1823
 

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Page 107 - As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. For works may have more wit than does 'em good, As bodies perish through excess of blood.
Page 210 - Talibus orabat dictis, arasque tenebat, cum sic orsa loqui vates : ' Sate sanguine divom, 125 Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averno ; noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis ; sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, hoc opus, hie labor est.
Page 239 - II was now so confident of a miraculous supply, that I neglected to walk out for my repast, which, after the first day, I expected with an impatience that left me little power of attending to any other object...
Page 234 - At him the gunner took his aim ; The aim he took was much too true ; O ! had he chose some other game, Or shot as he...
Page 4 - The ignominy which falls on a disappointed candidate for public praise, would by those very knights have been deemed worse than death ; and who is more truly a candidate for public praise than an author ? But as the knights were without fear of death, The Adventurer is without fear of disgrace or disappointment; he confides, like them, in the temper of his weapon, and the justice of his cause ; he knows he has not far to go, before he will meet with some fortress that has been raised by sophistry...
Page 239 - I looked earnestly for the first beam of day, a dark spot appeared to intercept* it. I perceived that it was in motion ; it increased in size as it drew near, and at length I discovered it to be an eagle.
Page 240 - At these words I was not less astonished than if a mountain had been overturned at my feet ; I humbled myself in the dust ; I returned to the city; I dug up my treasure ; I was liberal, yet I became rich. My skill in restoring health to the body, gave me frequent opportunities of curing the diseases of the soul. i...
Page 56 - I know not whence it happened that publicans have claimed a right to the physiognomies of kings and heroes, as I cannot find out, by the most painful researches, that there is any alliance between them. Lebec, as he was an excellent cook, is the fit representative of luxury ; and Broughton, that renowned athletic champion, has an indisputable right to put up his own head, if he pleases : but what reason can there be, why the glorious Duke William should draw porter, or the brave Admiral Vernon retail...
Page 198 - ... was sustained by his bounty. I, who dreaded no evil but sickness, and expected no good beyond the reward of my labour, was singing at my work, when Almalic entered my dwelling. He looked round with a smile of complacency ; perceiving that though it was mean, it was neat, and that though I was poor, I appeared to be content.
Page 235 - ... the toil of government, of which he could no longer enjoy the reward.

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