Memoirs of the life and writings of William Hayley, esq: the friend and biographer of Cowper, Tom 1

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H. Colburn and Co., 1823

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Strona 75 - So spake the false dissembler unperceived : For neither Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisy ; the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heaven and earth : And oft, though "Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps At Wisdom's gate, and to Simplicity Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
Strona 24 - And say besides, that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcised dog And smote him, thus.
Strona 88 - I have done. Your heart is very pure; your feelings are quick and strong; your intentions are always kind. I will not thwart your affections, but only pray to Heaven that they may be rendered the source of lasting happiness to yourself.
Strona 368 - The Chancellor presents his best respects to Mr. Hayley, and returns him many thanks for his poems. They give a bright relief to the subject. William is much obliged to him, and Mary more ; and if it may be said without offence, liberty itself derives advantage from this dress.
Strona 207 - of the various effects of spleen on the female character, induced him to believe that he might render an important service to social life, if his poetry could induce his young and fair readers to cultivate the gentle qualities of the heart, and maintain a constant flow of good humor. With this view he composed his
Strona 424 - BETTS, widow, who passed nearly 50 Years in one Service and died January 2, 1792 Aged 75. Farewell! dear Servant! since thy heavenly Lord Summons thy worth to its supreme reward. Thine was a spirit that no toil could tire, "When Service sweat for duty, not for hire.
Strona 130 - Thy fond possessor in no ill-starred hour: Ne'er will he wish thy tranquil shades to leave, And fly ignobly to the shrines of power. No ; he will wish (nor let that wish be vain !) To aid thy charms with independent pride ; To rear the peaceful grove where Love shall reign, And raise the roof where Friendship shall preside. Perchance, long...
Strona 352 - Twas social wit, which, never kindling strife, Blazed in the small, sweet courtesies of life ; Those little sapphires round the diamond shone, Lending soft radiance to the richer stone.
Strona 324 - Russel, though patronised by a number of clamorous friends, will prove only a piece of beautiful imbecility. I saw her Sigismunda twice ; her voice is hardly audible, and her face, though handsome, exhibits no variety of expression. " If I can prevail on you to oblige me, let me beg you will write the lines on a separate sheet of paper, and enclose them in your letter.
Strona 382 - ... 209, in a disturbed and feverish sleep ; but we think he informs us that he wrote an Epistle to Howard, another to Gibbon, Epistles on History, and the Triumphs of Temper, by the end of the year 1780. But now comes matter of a somewhat graver cast ; and we shall let Mr Hayley speak for himself. — " Perhaps no man, on the point of removing from him a wife, with whom he felt it impossible to live, ever shewed more tender or more sincere anxiety to promote her ease, comfort, and welfare, to the...

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