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Page 307 - When I lay me down to sleep, I recommend myself to his care; when I awake, I give myself up to his direction. Amidst all the evils that threaten me, I will look up to him for help, and question not but he will either avert them, or turn them to my advantage. Though I know neither the time nor the manner of the death I am to die, I am not at all solicitous about it; because I am sure that he knows them both, and that he will not fail to comfort and support me under them.
Page 287 - Those that hear of it at a distance or read of it in books, but have never presented its evils to their minds, consider it as little more than a splendid game, a proclamation, an army, a battle, and a triumph. Some indeed must perish in the most successful field, but they die upon the bed of honour, resign their lives amidst the joys of conquest, and filled with England's glory, smile in death.
Page 291 - These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard, are growing rich as their country is impoverished ; they rejoice when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter, and devastation ; and laugh from their desks at bravery and science, while they are adding figure to...
Page 277 - Thofe calm defires that afk'd but little room, Thofe healthful fports that grac'd the peaceful fcene> L,iv'd in each look, and brighten'd all the green ; Thefe, far departing, feek a kinder fhore, And rural mirth and manners are no more.
Page 223 - Two of the largeft rooms in the houfe are" always appropriated to the occalion : the better if they communicate, as is indeed ufual abroad ; but that is not material. Card tables are to be fet in the four corners of each room ; the middle being kept perfectly clear, — the place of honour is always determined to be on the righthand fide of the pier glafs.
Page iv - It is the very error of the moon ; She comes more near the earth than she was wont; And makes men mad.
Page 151 - as in fcorn," and making a couch, placed the mutilated limbs, and ravaged feathers of his canary, upon it, and renewed his lamentations. Thefe were now much foftened, as is ever the cafe, when the rage of grief yields to its tendernefs ; when it is too much overpowered by the effeQ: to advert to the caufe.
Page 147 - slower — very well — what a plague is this foot about, and this little head ? No wonder you are out, Mr Bijou, when you forget your time. That's a jewel — bravo ! bravo! my little man!" All that he was ordered or reminded of did he do to admiration. His head and foot beat time — humoured the variations both of tone and movement ; and " the sound was a just echo of the sense," according to the strictest laws of poetical, and (as it ought to be) of musical composition.
Page 53 - Trots by the enticing flattering priestess' side, And, much transported with his little pride, Forgets his dear companions of the plain ; Till, by her bound, he's on the altar lain, Yet then too hardly bleats, such pleasure's in the pain.