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Página 124 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Página 8 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green ; Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Página 6 - ... down it comes, From the rude mountain, and the mossy wild, Tumbling through rocks abrupt, and sounding far; Then o'er the sanded valley floating spreads...
Página 269 - I should have given the well-dressed man half-a-crown, or a couple of shillings for a bottle of wine. Happy in this information, I went again the next day; when the same man who before had sent me away, after I had given him only two shillings, very politely opened the door for me, and himself recommended me to a good seat in the gallery.
Página 420 - He is not supposed to take more than three successive leaps in this manner. If he is between two rocks which are near each other, and wants to reach the top, he leaps from the side of one rock to the other alternately, till he has attained the summit.
Página 339 - Chalmers disparagingly describes as imagining " that he had the wit to amuse, the knowledge to instruct, and the address to captivate the lovers of news in Scotland ; but he was only able, with all his powers, to extend his publication to ten numbers, which were very loyal, very illiterate, and very affected.
Página 421 - ... weather can engage them to come down into the lower regions; and even in winter, if there are a few fine days, they leave .the woods and mount higher. Winter is the feafon of love with them, and princpally the month of January.
Página 250 - The word given by the King for that day was,
Página 355 - I would be glad that there was a lefs diftance between the people and the great. The people then not believing the great to be greater than they are, would fear them lefs ; and the great, not imagining the people more infignificant and miferable than they are, would fear them more. If beauty knew all the advantages of the modefty that heightens its charms, it would not coaftantly expofe it to fo many dangers.
Página 376 - LEONARDO DA VINCI, made up of all the elements, without the preponderance of any one, gave univerfal- hints, and wafted life...

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