The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers

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Page 217 - She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Page 217 - Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Page 217 - Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom ; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Page 216 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. ' ' The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Page 19 - A new commandment I give unto you : That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another.
Page lvi - He has made a chasm, which not only nothing can fill up, but which nothing has a tendency to fill up. Johnson is dead. Let us go to the next best: there is nobody; no man can be said to put you in mind of Johnson.
Page 77 - What choice to choose for delicacy best, What order so contrived as not to mix Tastes, not well joined, inelegant, but bring Taste after taste upheld with kindliest change...
Page 44 - Yet by some such fortuitous liquefaction was mankind taught to procure a body at once in a high degree solid and transparent, which might admit the light of the sun, and exclude the violence of the wind: which might extend the sight of the philosopher to new ranges of existence, and charm. him at one time with the unbounded extent of the material...
Page xxvii - To those who have skill to estimate the excellence and difficulty of this great work, it must be very desirable to know how it was performed, and by what gradations it advanced to correctness. Of such an intellectual process the knowledge has very rarely been attainable; but happily there remains the original copy of the Iliad...
Page 327 - But biography has often been allotted to writers, who seem very little acquainted with the nature of their task, or very negligent about the performance.

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