The Works of Joseph Addison: Dialogues on medals. Travels. Essay on Virgil's Georgics. Discourse on ancient and modern learning. Of the Christian religion. Letters. Political writings

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G.P. Putnam & Company, 1853
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Page 443 - Whosoever . therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Page 5 - Statesman, yet friend to truth ; of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear ; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who ga'in'd no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, And prais'd, unenvied, by the Muse he lov'd.
Page 3 - Some felt the silent stroke of mouldering age, Some hostile fury, some religious rage : Barbarian blindness, Christian zeal conspire, And Papal piety, and Gothic fire. Perhaps, by its own ruins...
Page 38 - The man resolv'd, and steady to his trust, Inflexible to ill, and obstinately just, May the rude rabble's insolence despise, Their senseless clamours and tumultuous cries : The tyrant's fierceness he beguiles. And the stern brow, and the harsh voice defies, And with superior greatness smiles.
Page 134 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the greatest genius of his age.
Page 25 - A man may see a metaphor or an allegory in a picture, as well as read them in a description ;" " readzY," " Neither character nor dialogue were yet understood ;" " was yet." " It must indeed be confessed that a lampoon or a satire do not carry in them robbery or murder ;"
Page 624 - • HUDIBUAS has defined Nonsense ( as COWLET does Wit) by negatives. NONSENSE (says he) is that which is neither true nor false. These two great properties of Nonsense, which are always essential to it, give it such a peculiar advantage over all other writings, that it is incapable of being either answered or contradicted. It stands upon its own basis like a rock of adamant, secured by its natural situation against all conquests or attacks.
Page 513 - I am in your neighbourhood. The business of this is to invite you to a concert of music, which I have found out in a neighbouring wood.
Page 265 - Rais'd on the seas, the surges to control — At once comes tumbling down the rocky wall; Prone to the deep, the stones disjointed fall Of the vast pile; the scatter'd ocean...
Page 532 - I can any way contribute to the forwarding of them, you cannot lay greater obligation upon me than by employing me in such an office. As I have an ambition of having it known that you are my friend, I shall be very proud of showing it by this or any other instance. I question not but your translation will enrich our tongue, and do honour to our country...

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