Essays on men and manners. A description of the Leasowes, the seat of the late William Shenstone, esq., by R. Dodsley. Verses to Mr. Shenstone

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Strona 59 - Persons after a debauch of liquor, or under the influence of terror, or in the deliria of a fever, or in a fit of lunacy, or even walking in their sleep, have had their brain as deeply impressed with chimerical representations as they could possibly have been had their representations struck their senses.
Strona 222 - Owen fcene, with a groupe of houfes on the flope behind, and the horizon well fringed with the wood. Now winding a few paces round the margin of the water, we come to another final!
Strona 238 - Or powder'd peerefs, counterfeits a flame. Behold him now, enraptur'd, fwear and figh, Drefs, dance, drink, revel, all he knows not why ; Till, by kind fate reftor'd to country air, He marks the rofes of fome rural fair : Smit with her...
Strona 94 - In designing a house and gardens, it is happy when there is an opportunity of maintaining a subordination of parts; the house so luckily placed as to exhibit a view of the whole design.
Strona 214 - Gentler passions triumph here. ' See ! to sweeten thy repose, The blossom buds, the fountain flows ; Lo ! to crown thy healthful board, All that milk and fruits afford. ' Seek no more — the rest is vain : Pleasure ending soon in pain ; Anguish lightly gilded o'er : Close thy wish and seek no more.
Strona 126 - It has been a maxim with me to admit of an easy reconciliation with a person, whose offence proceeded from no depravity of heart; but where I was convinced it did so, to forego, for my own sake, all opportunities of revenge ; to forget the persons of my enemies as much as I was able, and to call to remembrance, in their place, the more pleasing idea of my friends. I am convinced that I have derived no small share of happiness from this principle.
Strona 104 - A straight-lined avenue, that is widened in front, and planted there with yew trees, then firs, then with trees more and more fady, till they end in the almond-willow, or silver osier, will produce a very remarkable deception...
Strona 48 - They who know all the wealth they have, are poor; He's only rich who cannot tell his store.
Strona 41 - It passed not unobserved by him either in the cut of a sleeve, or the integrity of a moral action. The proportion of a statue, the convenience of an edifice, the movement in a dance, and the complexion of a cheek or flower, afforded him sensations of beauty; that beauty which inferior geniuses are taught coldly to distinguish; or to discern rather than feel.
Strona 41 - HE was a youth so amply furnished with every excellence of mind, that he seemed alike capable of acquiring or disregarding the goods of fortune. He had indeed all the learning and erudition that can be derived from universities, without the pedantry and ill manners which are too often their attendants. What few or none acquire by the most intense assiduity, he possessed by nature; I mean, that elegance of taste, which disposed him to admire beauty under its great variety of appearances.

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