Characteristics of Men, Manners, and Sentiments; Or, The Voyage of Life

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Cadell, 1812 - 340 pagina's
 

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Pagina 297 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days : But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise...
Pagina 9 - He whose heart is indelicate or hard, he who has no admiration of what is truly noble or praise-worthy, nor the proper sympathetic sense of what is soft and tender, must have a very imperfect relish of the highest beauties of eloquence and poetry.
Pagina 250 - Yet there is a certain race of men, that either imagine it their duty, or make it their amusement, to hinder the reception of every work of learning or genius, who stand as sentinels in the avenues of fame, and value themselves upon giving ignorance and envy the first notice of a prey.
Pagina 232 - With ewe and lambe, with goats and kids they play, In greatest toyles, to rub out wearie day ; And when to house and home good fellowes drawe, The lads can laugh at turning of a strawe.
Pagina 328 - Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, Who heard the angelic herald's voice, 'Behold, I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth To you and all the nations upon earth : This day hath God fulfilled...
Pagina 251 - As rhetoric has been sometimes thought to signify nothing more than the scholastic study of words, and phrases, and tropes, so criticism has been considered as merely the art of finding faults ; as the frigid application of certain technical terms, by means of which persons are taught to cavil and censure in a learned manner. But this is the criticism of pedants only. True criticism is a liberal and humane art. It is the offspring of good sense and refined taste.
Pagina 329 - Saviour of the world was born; Rise to adore the mystery of love, Which hosts of angels chanted from above: With them the joyful tidings first begun Of God incarnate and the Virgin's Son.
Pagina 87 - Establishment, and the means of exciting among its members a spirit of devotion, to which the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Church Union, in the diocese of St David's, adjudged a premium of £50 in December 1820 ; by Rev.
Pagina 232 - Here balmy air, and springs as ether clear, Fresh downs, and limpid rills, and daisied meads, Delight the eye, reanimate the heart, And on the florid cheek emboss the rose 'Mid sweetest dimples and unfeigned smiles." WHO has not heard of the far-famed Pont-y-Monach, its magnificent waterfalls, its curious double bridge, spanning a yawning chasm of profound depth, and the absurd legend attached to its origin ? Its scenic attractions, however, have long been a
Pagina 94 - ... arbitrary, and dependent on custom — Conscience and remorse are nothing but the foresight of those physical penalties to which crimes expose us — The man who is above the law, can commit, without remorse, the dishonest act that may serve his purpose...

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