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Seite 58 - no more silver than your saucepan." "And so," returned she, "we have parted with the colt, and have only got a gross of green spectacles with copper rims and shagreen cases? A murrain take such trumpery ! The blockhead has been imposed upon, and should have known his company better." "There, my dear," cried I, "you are wrong; he should not have known them at all.
Seite 419 - Signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of OLIVER PRICE.
Seite 34 - No flocks that range the valley free To slaughter I condemn; Taught by that Power that pities me, I learn to pity them. "But from the mountain's grassy side A guiltless feast I bring; A scrip with herbs and fruits supplied, And water from the spring. "Then, pilgrim, turn, thy cares forego; All earth-born cares are wrong; Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.
Seite 356 - Dear to the Muse ! to Harley dear — in vain ! For him, thou oft hast bid the world attend, Fond to forget the statesman in .the friend; For Swift and him, despis'd the farce of state, The sober follies of the wise and great ; Dextrous, the craving, fawning crowd to quit, And pleas'd to 'scape from flattery to wit.
Seite 196 - I conceal these trifles, or, indeed, any thing from you? There is a book of mine will be published in a few days: the Life of a very extraordinary man; no less than the great Voltaire. You know already by the title that it is no more than a catchpenny. However, I spent but four weeks on the whole performance, for which I received twenty pounds.
Seite 409 - As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his haymakers ; but as to his temperance, I can answer that (for one whole day ) we have had nothing for dinner but mutton broth, beans, and bacon, and a barn-door fowl.
Seite 452 - JOURNEY, From Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames, through Southampton, Wiltshire, &c. with miscellaneous thoughts, moral and religious ; in sixty-four letters : addressed to two ladies of the partie. To which is added, an Essay on Tea, considered as pernicious to health, obstructing industry, and impoverishing the nation...
Seite 224 - I answered, that had he been so unfortunate as to be a mere gentleman, I should never have come to see him ; and I was very much disgusted at so unseasonable a piece of vanity.
Seite 132 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds, too late, that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, is — to die.