Shaftesbury (the First Earl)

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Longmans, Green & Company, 1886 - 218 Seiten
 

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Seite 209 - 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.
Seite 210 - Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; Got, while his soul did huddled notions try ; And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy.
Seite 210 - With public zeal to cancel private crimes. How safe is treason, and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the people's will, Where crowds can wink, and no offense be known, Since in another's guilt they find their own ! Yet fame deserved no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abbethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean, Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress ; Swift of dispatch, and easy of access.
Seite 207 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Seite 6 - LIBRARY EDITION, with all the Original Illustrations, Maps, Landscapes on Steel, Woodcuts, &c. 2 vols. 4to. 48s. INTERMEDIATE EDITION, with a Selection of Maps, Plates, and Woodcuts. 2 vols. square crown 8vo. 21s. STUDENT'S EDITION, revised and condensed, with 46 Illustrations and Maps.
Seite 9 - A BOOK OF STRIFE, IN THE FORM OF THE DIARY OF AN OLD SOUL: Poems.
Seite 209 - 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 honor blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Seite 211 - Weak arguments ! which yet he knew full well Were strong with people easy to rebel. For, govern'd by the moon, the giddy Jews Tread the same track, when she the prime renews ; And once in twenty years, their scribes record, By natural instinct they change their lord.
Seite 5 - Jameson's Sacred and Legendary Art. 6 vols. square 8vo. Legends of the Madonna. 1 vol. 21s. — — — Monastic Orders 1 vol. 21s. — — — Saints and Martyrs. 2 vols.
Seite 131 - That the lords and commons are of opinion, that there hath been, and still is, a damnable and hellish plot, contrived and carried on by the Popish recusants, for assassinating the king, for subverting the government, and for rooting out and destroying the Protestant religion.".

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