A Continuation of the Memoirs of a Working Man

C. Cox, 1850 - 240 pagina's

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Pagina 146 - For, so to interpose a little ease, Let our frail thoughts dally with false surmise; Ay me ! whilst thee the shores and sounding seas Wash far away, where'er thy bones are hurled; Whether beyond the stormy Hebrides, Where thou perhaps under the whelming tide Visit'st the bottom of the monstrous world...
Pagina 146 - Sleep'st by the fable of Bellerus old, Where the great vision of the guarded mount Looks toward Namancos and Bayona's hold; Look homeward angel now, and melt with ruth. And, O ye dolphins, waft the hapless youth.
Pagina 50 - That runs around the hill; the rampart once Of iron war, in ancient barbarous times, When disunited Britain ever bled...
Pagina 126 - THROW yourself on the world without any rational plan of support, beyond what the chance employ of booksellers would afford you ! ! ! Throw yourself rather, my dear sir, from the steep Tarpeian rock, slap-dash headlong upon iron spikes. If you had but five consolatory minutes between the desk and the bed, make much. of them, and live a century in them, rather than turn slave to the booksellers.
Pagina 119 - Yet lov'd in secret all forbidden things. And here the Tertian shakes his chilling wings : The sleepless Gout here counts the crowing cocks ; A wolf now gnaws him, now a serpent stings : Whilst Apoplexy cramm'd Intemperance knocks Down to the ground at once, as butcher felleth ox.
Pagina 126 - I have known many authors want for bread, some repining, others envying the blessed security of a counting-house, all agreeing they had rather have been tailors, weavers — what not? rather than the things they were. I have known some starved, some to go mad, one dear friend literally dying in a workhouse.
Pagina 32 - A man's heart deviseth his way : but the LORD directeth his steps.
Pagina 126 - Do not renounce writing, but never trust entirely to authorship. If you have a profession, retain it ; it will be like Prior's fellowship, a last and sure resource.
Pagina 212 - All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail ; Returning Justice lift aloft her scale ; Peace o'er the world her olive wand extend, And white-robed Innocence from heaven descend.
Pagina 148 - A verse may find him who a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice.' " Of this nature is my design. Religion never was at so low an ebb as at present. And if my work must be supposed of the moral kind, I was willing to try if a religious novel would do good.

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