The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volumen3
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.
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Página 292 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Página 96 - ... compared to which, the verge of a precipice is a stable station ; may rightfully snatch the wreath from the conqueror and the martyr ; may boast that he exposes himself to hazards, from which he might fly to the cannon's mouth as a refuge or a relaxation ! Sir, let us now be told no more of the infamy of the rope-dancer.
Página 274 - In the name of mercy/ continued the hypocrite of Kildare, ' in the name of mercy, procure me a hackney or other conveyance, that I may bear away and honour with the last gloomy offices of unperishing affection the remains of the brother of my father.
Página 96 - He has chosen, indeed, a dangerous accomplishment ; but while it is remembered that he is temerarious in the maturity of his art, let it not be forgotten that he was cautious in its commencement ; and that, while he was yet in the rudiments of rope-dancing, he might...
Página 278 - Coke, who observes, that every esquire is a gentleman, and a gentleman is defined to be one qui arma gerit, who bears coat-armour, the grant of which adds gentility to a man's family : in like manner as civil nobility among the Romans was founded in the jus imaginum, or having the image of one ancestor, at least, who had borne some curule office.
Página 94 - s. I regret that I have preserved but few minutes of his conversation on that day, though he was less talkative, and fuller of capriciousness and...
Página 24 - They are particularly fond of procraftinarion ; and to-morroiv is a word continually in their mouths, but they are unwilling to do any thing to:day. Their hearts and their tongues are at a very great diftance, and you muft generally interpret what they fay by the rule of contrary. Through the middle of this country runs along the fmooth river of Attendance, whofe tide is very even and gentle.
Página 252 - For those rights which unstain'd from your sires had descended. May you long taste the blessings your valor has bought. And your sons reap the soil which their fathers defended. 'Mid the reign of mild Peace, May your nation increase, With the glory of Rome and the wisdom of Greece ; And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
Página 216 - IV. From the table now retreating, All around the fire they meet, And, with wine, the sons of eating, Crown at length their mighty treat : Triumphant Plenty's rosy graces Sparkle in their jolly faces ; And mirth and cheerfulness is seen In each countenance serene, Fill high the sparkling glass And drink th' accustomed toast ; Drink deep ye mighty host, And let the bottle pass.