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G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785 - 515 páginas
 

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Página 14 - Things vulgar, and, well weigh'd, scarce worth the praise ? They praise, and they admire, they know not what, And know not whom, but as one leads the other ; And what delight to be by such extoll'd, To live upon their tongues, and be their talk, Of whom to be dispraised were no small praise ? His lot who dares be singularly good.
Página 66 - Amid the broom he bask'd him on the ground, Where the wild thyme and camomoil are found...
Página 66 - Of all the gentle tenants of the place, There was a man of special grave remark : A certain tender gloom o'erspread his face, Pensive, not sad ; in thought...
Página 143 - With eye attentive mark the springing game. Straight as above the surface of the flood They wanton rise, or urged by hunger leap, Then fix, with gentle twitch, the barbed hook : Some lightly tossing to the grassy bank, And to the shelving shore slow-dragging some, With various hand proportion'd to their force.
Página 282 - The strong-built sinewy limbs, and well-spread shoulders ? See how he tugs for life, and lays about him, Mad with his pain ! — Eager he catches hold Of what comes next to hand, and grasps...
Página 278 - And lightly tripping o'er the long flat stones (With nettles skirted, and with moss o'ergrown) That tell in homely phrase who lie below ; Sudden he starts ! and hears, or thinks he hears, The sound of something purring at his heels ; Full fast he flies, and dares not look behind him, Till out of breath he overtakes his fellows ; Who gather round, and wonder at the tale Of horrid apparition tall and ghastly, That walks at dead of night, or takes his stand O'er some new-open'd grave; and, strange to...
Página 490 - ... congiunto tutte le sue bandiere al vento scioglie: e nel vessillo imperiale e grande la trionfante Croce al ciel si spande. 73 Intanto il sol, che de...
Página 83 - For else how should his sonne maintained be At Inns of Court or of the Chancery : There to learn law, and courtly carriage, To make amends for his mean parentage ; Where he, unknowne, and ruffling as he can, Goes current ech-whcre for n gentleman ? While yet he rousteth at some uncouth signe, Nor never red his tenure's second line.
Página 278 - By glimpse of moon-shine, chequering through the trees, The school-boy, with his satchel in his hand, Whistling aloud to bear his courage up, And lightly tripping o'er the long flat stones, (With nettles skirted, and with moss o'ergrown) That tell in homely phrase who lie below. Sudden he starts, and hears...
Página 129 - N'a point énervé sa vigueur : Il ne regrette point la perte De ces arts dont la découverte A l'homme a coûté tant de soins , Et qui , devenus nécessaires , N'ont fait qu'augmenter nos misères En multipliant nos besoins.

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