Works of the Author of the Pursuits of Literature: Consisting Of: I. Pursuits of Literature ... II. A Translation of the Passages ... Quoted in the Prefaces ... to the Pursuits of Literature. III. The Imperial Epistle from Kien Long, Emperor of China to Geo. III ... IV. The Shade of Alex. Pope, Esq. on the Banks of the Thames ...
J. Milliken, 1799
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Pagina 187 - And all that beauty, all that wealth, e'er gave, Await, alike, the inevitable hour : The paths of glory lead — but to the grave.
Pagina 359 - Cromwel*, who had resolved for ever to abandon their native country, and fly to the other extremity of the globe ; where they might enjoy lectures and discourses of any length or form which pleased them. The King had afterwards full leisure to repent this exercise of his authority.
Pagina liv - There shalt thou hear and learn the secret power Of harmony, in tones and numbers hit By voice or hand, and various-measured verse, jEolian charms and Dorian lyric odes...
Pagina 427 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Pagina 232 - It is an uncontrolled truth," says Swift, " that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them.
Pagina 76 - It is a fire, a world of iniquity, it defileth the whole body, setteth on fire the course of nature, and is itself set on fire of hell.
Pagina 37 - Spiritus intus alit ; totamque infufa per artus Mens agitat molem, et magno. fe corpore mifcet. Virg. JEn. 6. " The fpirit feeds it within ; and the foul, by infufion into every member, agitates the mafs, and blends itfelf intimately WITH THE WHOLE BODY.
Pagina 6 - The indignation raised by cruelty and injustice, and the desire of having it punished, which persons unconcerned would feel, is by no means malice. No, it is resentment against vice and wickedness : it is one of the common bonds, by which society is held together; a fellow-feeling, which each individual has in behalf of the whole species, as well as of himself.
Pagina 67 - ... pursuits of wealth, or honour, or any temporal concern ; much less by notions taken up without attention, arguments admitted without examination, or prejudices imbibed in early youth, from the profane ridicule, or impious jestingi of stntual and immoral men.