Curiosities of Literature, Volumen1

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Lilly, Wait, Coleman, and Holden, 1834
 

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Página 385 - EVEN such is time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with age and dust ; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days ; But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Página 160 - In every village mark'd with little spire, Embower'd in trees, and hardly known to fame, There dwells, in lowly shed, and mean attire, A matron old, whom we school-mistress name...
Página 386 - Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon. My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.
Página 202 - Thou art an odious fellow, thy name is hateful to all the realm of England for thy pride.
Página 94 - Western nations at the close of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Página 311 - Wisdom, glory, grace, &c. are words frequent enough in every man's mouth ; but if a great many of those who use them, should be asked what they mean by them, they would be at a stand, and not know what to answer: a plain proof, that though they have learned those sounds, and have them ready at their tongue's end, yet there are no determined ideas laid up in their minds, which are to be expressed to others by them.
Página 161 - A russet stole was o'er her shoulders thrown ; A russet kirtle fenced the nipping air ; Twas simple russet, but it was her own ; 'Twas her own country bred the flock so fair ; 'Twas her own labour did the fleece prepare...
Página 174 - He tells the story of this ancient wooing — ' I boldly intruded myself into her ladyship's chamber in the court on Candlemass day last, at what time I imparted my desire unto her, which was entertained, but with this caution on either part, that both of us resolved not to proceed to any final conclusion without his majesty's most gracious favour first obtained. And this was our first meeting!
Página 117 - I'll tell you, now, what I do. If I am to write familiar things, as sonnets to Armida, and the like, I make use of stewed prunes only; but, when I have a grand design in hand, I ever take physic, and let blood, for, when you would have pure swiftness of thought and fiery flights of fancy, you must have a care of the pensive part. In fine, you must purge the belly.
Página 106 - Pour grands que soient les rois, ils sont ce que nous sommes : Ils peuvent se tromper comme les autres hommes ; Et ce choix sert de preuve à tous les courtisans Qu'ils savent mal payer les services présents.

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