Gleanings in England, Volume 2

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Pagina 305 - In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
Pagina 88 - The master of the house is anxious to entertain his guests ; the guests are anxious to be agreeable to him : and no man, but a very impudent dog indeed, can as freely command what is in another man's house, as if it were his own. Whereas, at a tavern, there is a general freedom from anxiety. You are sure you are welcome : and the more noise you make, the more trouble you give, the more good things you call for, the welcoroer you are.
Pagina 172 - He that questioneth much, shall learn much, and content much ; but especially if he apply his questions to the skill of the persons whom he asketh : for he shall give them occasion to please themselves in speaking, and himself shall continually gather knowledge. But let his questions not be troublesome ; for that is fit for a poser.
Pagina 280 - He scorns, in apathy, to float or dream On listless Satisfaction's torpid stream, But dares, ALONE, in vent'rous bark to ride Down turbulent Delight's tempestuous tide. With thoughts encount'ring thoughts in conflict strong, The deep Pierian thunder of the song...
Pagina 305 - A perfect judge will read each work of wit With the same spirit that its author writ : Survey the whole, nor seek slight faults to find Where Nature moves, and rapture warms the mind ; Nor lose, for that malignant dull delight, The gen'rous pleasure to be charm'd with wit.
Pagina 198 - Seen him, uneumber'd with the venal tribe, Smile without art, and win without a bribe. Would he oblige me? let me only find, He does not think me what he thinks mankind.
Pagina 419 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Pagina 88 - No, sir ; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Pagina 416 - Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations; a practice, for which they will be praised by men of sense.
Pagina 278 - BARD, Who, nobly conscious of his just reward, With loftier soul, and undecaying might, Paints what he feels, in characters of light. He turns : and, instantaneous, all around, Cliffs whiten, waters murmur, voices sound; Portentous forms in heaven's aerial hall Appear, as at some great supernal call. " Thence oft in thought his steps ideal haste To rocks and groves, the wilderness or waste; To plains, where Tadmor's regal ruins lie In desolation's sullen majesty : Or where Carthusian spires the pilgrim...

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