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Página 274 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided ; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Página xv - A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by a College to be Erected in the Summer Islands, Otherwise Called the Isles of Bermuda . . . London, 1724 ' Fothergill, John] . Considerations Relative to the North American Colonies.
Página 237 - There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Página 172 - A brave man struggling in the storms of fate, And greatly falling with a falling state. While Cato gives his little senate laws...
Página 172 - To raise the genius, and to mend the heart, To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold: For this the Tragic Muse first trod the stage, Commanding tears to stream through every age; Tyrants no more their savage nature kept, And foes to virtue wonder'd how they wept.
Página 210 - ... contemporary, and the fourth and sixth of the former, with the fourth and first of the latter ; where several parallel places will occur to every one. Having now shown some parts, in which these two writers may be compared, it is a justice I owe to Mr. Philips, to discover those in which no man can compare with him. First, that beautiful rusticity, of which I shall only produce two instances, out of a hundred not yet quoted : O woeful day ! O day of woe, quoth he, And woeful I, who live the day...
Página 274 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan : very pleasant hast thou been unto me : thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Página 174 - When gold and grandeur were unenvy'd things, And courts less coveted than groves and springs. Love then shall only mourn when truth complains, And constancy feel transport in its chains ; Sighs with success their own soft anguish tell, And eyes shall utter what the lips conceal : Virtue again to its bright station climb, And beauty fear no enemy but time ; The fair shall listen to desert alone, And every Lucia find a Cato's son.
Página 176 - I would have joined a clear understanding, a reason free from prejudice, a steady judgment, and an extensive knowledge. When I think of the heart of a gentleman, I imagine it firm and intrepid, void of all inordinate passions, and full of tenderness, compassion, and benevolence. When I view the fine gentleman with regard to his manners, methinks I see him modest without bashfulness, frank and affable without impertinence, obliging and complaisant without servility, cheerful and in good humor without...
Página 226 - Remember, O my friends, the laws, the rights, The generous plan of power deliver'd down, From age to age, by your renown'd forefathers, (So dearly bought, the price of so much blood) O let it never perish in your hands ! But piously transmit it to your children.

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