The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Tom 8

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
James Ridgway, 1805

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Strona 2 - By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Strona 87 - FROM distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat, or beat of drum; True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good: No private views disgraced our generous zeal, What urged our travels was our country's weal; And none will doubt but that our emigration Has proved most useful to the British nation.
Strona 201 - The poor folk flocked from far and near ; The great barn was full as it could hold Of women and children, and young and old. Then when he saw it could hold no more Bishop Hatto he made fast the door ; And while for mercy on Christ they call, He set fire to the barn and burnt them all.
Strona 202 - Another came running presently, And he was as pale as pale could be, Fly ! my lord bishop, fly ! quoth he, Ten thousand rats are coming this way — The Lord forgive you for yesterday ! I'll go to my tower in the Rhine, replied he, 'Tis the safest place in Germany, The walls are high, and the shores are steep, And the tide is strong, and the water deep.
Strona 202 - So then to his palace returned he, And he sat down to supper merrily, And he slept that night like an innocent man; But Bishop Hatto never slept again. In the morning, as he...
Strona 139 - Touch-paper, to be sure. What are our poets, take them as they fall, Good, bad, rich, poor, much read, not read at all ! Them and their works in the same class you'll find ; They are the mere waste-paper of mankind.
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Strona 139 - And lock from vulgar hands in the scrutoire. Mechanics, servants, farmers, and so forth, Are copy paper of inferior worth; Less priz'd, more useful, for your desk decreed, Free to all pens, and prompt at ev'ry need. The wretch, whom av'rice bids to pinch and spare...
Strona 202 - As he look'd there came a man from his farm, He had a countenance white with alarm. " My Lord, I open'd your granaries this morn, And the Rats had eaten all your corn.
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