London Society, Volume 49

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James Hogg, Florence Marryat
A. Andrews, 1886
 

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Page 127 - He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Page 127 - A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Page 124 - Power was his aim : but, thrown from that pretence, The wretch turn'd loyal in his own defence ; And malice reconciled him to his prince.
Page 124 - Ev'n in the most sincere advice he gave, He had a grudging still to be a knave. The frauds he...
Page 275 - FAIR Isabel, poor simple Isabel ! Lorenzo, a young palmer in Love's eye ! They could not in the self-same mansion dwell Without some stir of heart, some malady ; They could not sit at meals but feel how well 5 It soothed each to be the other by ; They could not, sure, beneath the same roof sleep But to each other dream, and nightly weep.
Page 127 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit; Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay.
Page 423 - I do abhor, that any honours due to God, should be given to me, as I am a creature ; but it pleased the Lord to set me up as a sign of the coming of the righteous One, and what has been done...
Page 258 - Orator, in an eloquent speech, which was very long, and not without some malicious and indecent reflections on the Royal Society, as underminers of the University, which was very foolish and untrue, as well as unseasonable.
Page 424 - London : and there likewise be set on the pillory, with his head in the pillory, for the space of two hours, between the hours of...
Page 424 - ... space of two hours, between the hours of eleven and one, on Saturday next, in each place wearing a paper containing an inscription of his crimes; and that at the Old Exchange his tongue be bored through with a hot iron and that he be there also stigmatized in the forehead with the letter B...

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