Other editions - View all
appears attention beautiful Boards body called cause character Christian circumstances common concerning conduct consequence considerable considered consists constitution contains continued direction doubt effect English equal Essay experience expression facts force former France French give given hand human idea important improvement interesting Italy kind King known labour language late learned least less letters manner means mind minister nature necessary never object observations occasion opinion original particular pass passage perhaps period persons philosopher political possessed present principles probably produced readers reason received remarks respect says seems society spirit style sufficient supposed taken thing thought tion translation truth various volume whole wish writer
Page 435 - Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be ! — Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope. — He dies, and makes no sign : O God, forgive him ! War.
Page 81 - An universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and Nature breeds Perverse all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, unutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feigned, or fear conceived, Gorgons, and hydras, and chimeras dire," — this would doubtless have been noble writing.
Page 107 - I've let lodgings ten years ; I'ma baker to boot ; In airing your sheets, sir, my wife is no sloven ; And your bed is immediately over my oven." " The oven ! " says Will. Says the host, " Why this passion ? In that excellent bed died three people of fashion. Why so crusty, good sir...
Page 354 - ... containing also An Account of the Gradual Reformation, and Present Improved State, of the Penal Laws of Pennsylvania, with Observations on the Impolicy and Injustice of Capital Punishments. In a Letter to a Friend. By Robert J. Turnbull. ' ' Vitiorum f emina — otium — labore ex hauriendum.
Page 138 - His face, for an old man, was one of the finest we have seen. A clear, smooth forehead ; an aquiline nose ; an eye, the brightest and most piercing that can be conceived ; and a freshness of complexion, scarcely ever to be found at his years ; and, impressive of the most perfect health, conspired to render him a venerable and interesting figure.
Page 36 - A heedless wretch has cross'd the way ; He gasps, the thundering hoofs below ; — But, live who can, or die who may, Still, " Forward, forward !
Page 107 - I've enough of them there without paying for drugs ! ' Will kicked out the doctor ; but when ill indeed, e'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed ; so, calling his host, he said : ' Sir, do you know, I'm the fat single gentleman six months ago ? Look'e, landlord, I think...
Page 452 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Page 394 - And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us ; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.