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Pagina 344 - It frequently traversed it round, examined the strength of every part of it, retired into its hole, and came out very frequently. The first enemy, however, it had to encounter, was another and a much larger spider, which, having no web of its own, and having probably exhausted all its stock in former labours of this kind, came to invade the property of its neighbour. Soon then a terrible encounter ensued, in which the invader seemed to have the victory, and the laborious spider was obliged to take...
Pagina 344 - ... seemed to have the victory, and the laborious spider was obliged to take refuge in its hole. Upon this I perceived the victor using every art to draw the enemy from his stronghold.
Pagina 398 - We simple toasters take delight To see our women's teeth look white, And every saucy ill-bred fellow Sneers at a mouth profoundly yellow.
Pagina 348 - Eternal Being! the soul that I am now going to give thee back, is as pure, at this moment, as it was when it proceeded from thee : render it partaker of thy felicity...
Pagina 344 - ... of the little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction, and I may say, it more than paid me by the entertainment it afforded. In three days the web was with incredible diligence completed ; nor could I avoid thinking that the insect seemed to exult in its new abode. It frequently traversed it round, examined the strength of every part of it, retired into its hole, and came out very frequently.
Pagina 7 - ... but if we had conceived that this Board had no legal ufe of their reafon in a point of fuch delicacy and importance, we ihould have known on what terms we ferved.
Pagina 87 - The proverb of getting anything by Hook or by Crook, is said to have arisen in the time of Charles I., when there were two learned judges named Hooke and Crooke ; and a difficult cause was to have been gotten either by Hooke or by Crooke. Spenser, however, mentions these words twice in his Faery Queene, which is a proof that this proverb is much older than that time ; and that the phrase was not then used as a proverb but applied as a pun.
Pagina 24 - ... revere, they have been left to the influence of that religion and that example. But since their incorrigible dispositions cannot be touched by kindness and compassion, it becomes our duty by other means to vindicate the rights of humanity.