The Projector: A Collection of Essays, in the Manner of the Spectator, Originally Published Monthly, from Jan. 1802 to Nov. 1809, Tom 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817
 

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Strona 148 - Noah and his family coming out of the Ark, with all the beasts two and two, and all the fowls of the air seen in a prospect sitting upon trees. Likewise over the Ark is seen the Sun rising in a most glorious manner. Moreover, a multitude of Angels will be seen in...
Strona 345 - Perhaps, if skill could distant times explore, New Behns, new Durfeys, yet remain in store ; Perhaps where Lear has rav'd, and Hamlet died, On flying cars new sorcerers may ride ; Perhaps (for who can guess th' effects of chance ?) Here Hunt may box, or Mahomet* may dance.
Strona 122 - Sir Balaam now, he lives like other folks, He takes his chirping pint, and cracks his jokes : " Live like yourself," was soon my lady's word ; And lo ! two puddings smok'd upon the board.
Strona 290 - We should not esteem a man a coxcomb for his dress, till, by frequent conversation, we discovered a flaw in his title. If he was incapable of uttering a bon mot, the gold upon his coat would seem foreign to his circumstances. A man should not wear a French dress, till he could give an account of the best French authors ; and should be versed in all the oriental languages before he should presume to wear a diamond.
Strona 290 - If dress were only authorised in men of ingenuity, we should find many aiming at the previous merit, in hopes of the subsequent distinction. The finery of an empty fellow would render him as ridiculous as a star and garter would one never knighted ; and men would use as commendable a diligence to qualify themselves for a brocaded waistcoat, or a gold snuff-box, as they now do to procure themselves a right of investing their limbs in lawn or ermine. We should not esteem a man a coxcomb for his dress,...
Strona 348 - For he that shall well consider the errors and obscurity, the mistakes and confusion, that are spread in the world by an ill use of words, will find some reason to doubt whether language, as it has been employed, has contributed more to the improvement or hindrance of knowledge amongst mankind.
Strona 147 - At Crawley's Booth, over against the Crown Tavern in Smithfield, during the time of Bartholomew Fair, will be presented a little Opera, called the Old Creation of the World, yet newly revived ; with the addition of Noah's Flood ; also several fountains playing water during the time of the play. — The last scene does present Noah and his family coming out of the Ark, with all the beasts two...
Strona 362 - Thus journals are daily multiplied without increase of knowledge. The tale of the morning paper is told again in the evening, and the narratives of the evening are brought again in the morning.
Strona 346 - Song confirm'd her sway. But who the coming changes can presage, And mark the future periods of the stage? Perhaps if skill could distant times explore, New Behns, new Durfeys, yet remain in store; Perhaps where Lear has rav'd, and Hamlet dy'd, On flying cars new sorcerers may ride; Perhaps (for who can guess th' effects of chance) Here Hunt may box, or Mahomet may dance.
Strona 371 - Prophecy, that a period will come, when " nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more," the Friends of Peace entertain no painful or embarrassing fears of the ultimate success of their design.

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