Bath Characters, Or, Sketches from Life

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G. Wilkie and J. Robinson, 1808 - Bath (England) - 162 pages
 

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Page 13 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 157 - But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Page xxiii - Heu, heu, quid volui misero mihi ! floribus austrum Perditus, et liquidis immisi fontibus apros.
Page 156 - And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 147 - Recorded honours shall gather round his monument. and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. These praises are extorted from me ; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
Page 128 - His stature reach'd the sky, and on his crest Sat horror plum'd ; nor wanted in his grasp What seem'd both spear and shield.
Page 11 - Jack ! all my credit for successful gallantry has been extinguished, and my ardour in the chase been gradually evaporating, ever since that very unseasonable phlebotomical operation, which was performed upon me by Dick Merryman, some years ago. A little Linnet, you know, was the subject of our dispute. We went out to settle it; he pinked my doublet as full of holes as a school-girl's sampler, and completed my obligations to him by carrying off the bird to his own nest.
Page 11 - There was a time, indeed, when I made a figure with the sex, and could select from my list of conquests a fair specimen of every degree of rank, from the duchess to the spouse of the squire.
Page 120 - Saviour, may, notwithstanding their differences upon points of doubtful opinion and in the forms of external worship, still be united in the bonds of Christian charity, and fulfil thy blessed Son's commandment of loving one another as he has loved them.
Page xxi - Frequent sojournments in Bath have convinced us, there is no place within the dominions of our liege Lord the King, which so much requires the application of such a caustic, as this* populous city; where vanity reigns triumphant; and folly, humbug, and imposture, carry their heads too high to be reached by any other weapon than the shaft of ridicule.

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