The British Essayists;: Connoisseur

J. Johnson, J. Nichols and son, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and son, W.J. and J. Richardson, A. Strahan, R. Faulder, ... [and 40 others], 1807

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Página 154 - As to his body there can be no dispute ; but examine even the acquirements of his mind, you will find them all contribute in their order towards furnishing out an exact dress : to instance no more ; is not religion a cloak, honesty a pair of shoes worn out in the dirt, selflove a surtout, vanity a shirt, and conscience a pair of breeches, which, though a cover for lewdness as well as nastiness, is easily slipt down for the service of both...
Página 206 - Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets; She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying. How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Página 55 - We also wrote our lovers' names upon bits of paper, and rolled them up in clay, and put them into water : and the first that rose up was to be our Valentine.
Página 53 - I got up last May morning, and went into the fields to hear the cuckoo; and when I pulled off my left shoe, I found a hair in it exactly the same colour with his.
Página 112 - Vauxhalls as well as the quality. Perrot's inimitable grotto may be seen for only calling for a pot of beer; and the royal diversion of duck-hunting may be had into the bargain, together with a decanter of Dorchester, for your sixpence at Jenny's Whim.
Página 184 - On a great hearth paved with brick lay some terriers, and the choicest hounds and spaniels. Seldom but two of the great chairs had litters of young cats in them, which were not to be disturbed; he having always three or four attending him at dinner ; and a little white stick of fourteen inches lying by his trencher, that he might defend such meat as he had no mind to part with to them.
Página 182 - ... he was low, very strong and very active, of a reddish flaxen hair, his clothes always green cloth, and never all worth when new five pounds. His house was perfectly of the old fashion, in the midst of a large park well stocked with deer...
Página 184 - His oyster table stood at the lower end of the room, which was in constant use twice a day, all the year round, for he never failed to eat oysters both at dinner and supper ; with which the neighbouring town of Pool supplied him.
Página 185 - He lived to be an hundred; never lost his eyesight, but always wrote and read without spectacles ; and got on horseback without help. Until past four-score, he rode to the death of a stag as well as any.
Página 55 - Last Friday was Valentine's Day, and the night before, I got five bay-leaves, and pinned four of them to the four corners of my pillow, and the fifth to the middle ; and then, if I dreamt of my sweetheart, Betty said we should be married before the year 256 was out.

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