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Pagina 352 - But though vers'd in th' extremes both of Pleasure and Pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again. If then for this once in my Life I am free, And escape from a Snare might catch wiser than me, Tis that Beauty alone but imperfectly charms, For though Brightness may dazzle, 'tis Kindness that warms. As on Suns in the Winter with Pleasure we gaze, But feel not their force, though their Splendour we praise ; So Beauty our just Admiration may claim, But Love, and Love only, our Hearts can inflame.
Pagina 352 - Is't reason ? No : that my whole life will belie, For who so at variance as reason and I ? Is't ambition that fills up each chink of my heart, Nor allows any softer sensation a part ? Oh no ! for in this all the world must agree, One folly was never sufficient for me.
Pagina 352 - I've felt each reverse that from fortune can flow. That I've tasted each bliss that the happiest know, Has still been the whimsical fate of my life, Where anguish and joy have been evtr at strife. But, though vers'd in th' extremes both of pleasure and pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again.
Pagina 197 - SIR, — His Majesty has thought proper to order a new commission of the Treasury to be made out, in which I do not perceive your name.
Pagina 275 - ... Lord Teignmouth, President of the British and Foreign Bible Society, occasioned by his address to the clergy of the Church of England, by a Country Clergyman [the Eev.
Pagina 352 - I've tasted each bliss that the happiest know, Has still been the whimsical fate of my life, Where anguish and joy have been ever at strife. But, tho' vers'd in th' extremes both of pleasure and pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again. If then, for this once in my life, I am free, And escape from a snare might catch wiser than me, 'Tis that beauty alone but imperfectly charms, For, though brightness may dazzle, 'tis kindness that warms.
Pagina 527 - The picture, in water colours, of Boys with the Insignia of Riches. The Companion with Boys, and the Insignia of the Fine Arts.— All painted for the Marble Gallery in Windsor Castle. Designs, from -which the Ceiling in the Queen's Lodge was done; all 3 feet 6y 4.
Pagina 370 - Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. The whole now first collected and revised; to which are prefixed his Life and Death, by Bishop Burnett, DD and an Appendix -to the Life, including the additional Notes of Richard Baxter, by the Rev.
Pagina 229 - Author of our being as the reward of virtue, and the solace of care ; but the base and sordid forms of artificial (which I oppose to natural) society, in which we live, have encircled that heavenly rose with so many thorns, that the wealthy alone can gather it with prudence. On the other hand, mere pleasure, to which the idle are not justly entitled, soon satiates, and leaves a vacuity in the mind more unpleasant than actual pain.