Intellectual sentiments, explained by the study of sensations, by a young lady

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Page 130 - See heaven its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day.
Page 161 - Know Nature's children all divide her care ; The fur that warms a monarch warm'da bear. While man exclaims,
Page 82 - At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves and re-resolves; then dies the same.
Page 140 - Tis from high life high characters are drawn : A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn ; A judge is just, a chancellor juster still ; A gownman learn'd ; a bishop what you will ; Wise if a minister ; but if a king, More wise, more learn'd, more just, more every thing.
Page 126 - Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread and inward horror Of falling into...
Page 129 - Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot; Or garden tempting with forbidden fruit.
Page 101 - Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days : Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity of sense by pride : These build as fast as knowledge can destroy ; In folly's cup still laughs the bubble joy ; One prospect lost, another still we gain, And not a vanity is given in vain : E'en mean self-love becomes, by force divine, The scale to measure others...
Page 105 - Painful preeminence ! yourself to view Above life's weakness, and its comforts too. Bring then these blessings to a strict account ; Make fair deductions ; see to what they 'mount...
Page 37 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.

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