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Seite 170 - You must have no dependence on your own genius. If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. Nothing is denied to well-directed labour: nothing is to be obtained without it.
Seite 17 - Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note. The bounding steed you pompously bestride Shares with his lord the pleasure and the pride. Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain? The birds of Heav'n shall vindicate their grain.
Seite 17 - Nothing is foreign ; parts relate to whole ; One all-extending, all-preserving Soul Connects each being, greatest with the least ; Made beast in aid of man, and man of beast ; All served, all serving : nothing stands alone ; The chain holds on, and where it ends unknown.
Seite 170 - If you have / great talents, industry will improve them ; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. Nothing is denied to well-directed labour : nothing is to be obtained without it. Not to enter into metaphysical discussions on the nature or essence of genius, I will venture to assert, that assiduity unabated by difficulty, and a disposition eagerly directed to the object , of its pursuit, will produce effects similar to those which some call the result of natural...
Seite 23 - built a fine room at Vauxhall, (in 1667,) the inside all of looking-glass, and fountains very pleasant to behold ; which," adds he, " is much visited by strangers. It stands in the middle of the garden, covered with Cornish slate, on the point whereof he placed a punchanello, very well carved, which held a dial; but the winds have demolished it.
Seite 43 - They were totally unacquainted with the great, and kept no better company than the neighbouring villagers : but having a desire of seeing the world, they forsook their companions and habitation, and determined to travel. Labour went soberly along the road with Health on...
Seite 107 - ... preposterous folly to glory in being lewd, a drunkard, or a glutton. ' Whether human nature be capable of bearing up with cheerfulness and indolence against these evils (from what cause soever arising) is a question foreign to the present business, which is to excite every thinking person strictly to examine the catalogue of vices, one by one ; and then to ask his own heart what resemblance they bear to the prolific parent here assigned them'?
Seite 23 - I considered the fragrancy of the walks and bowers, with the choirs of birds that sang upon the trees, and the loose tribe of. people that walked under their shades, I could not but look upon the place as a kind of Mahometan paradise.
Seite 42 - And zeal, when baffled, turns to Spleen. Happy the man, who innocent, Grieves not at ills he can't prevent; His skiff does with the current glide.
Seite 60 - In this way every description of ornamental glass ware may be decorated with embossed white or coloured arms or crests. Specimens of these incrustations have been exhibited, not only in decanters and wine-glasses, but in lamps, girandoles, chimney ornaments, plates, and smelling-bottles. Busts and statues on a small scale, caryatides to support lamps or clocks, masks after the antique, have been introduced with admirable effect.