Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English Books, with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities, Tom 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807
 

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Strona 44 - Yes, trust them not: for there is an upstart crow beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart, wrapt in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Strona 283 - Nor undelightful is the solemn noon Of night, when haply wakeful from my couch I start : lo, all is motionless around ! Roars not the rushing wind ; the sons of men And every beast in mute oblivion lie ; All nature's hush'd in silence and in sleep. O then how fearful is it to reflect, That through the still globe's awful solitude, No being wakes but me ! till stealing sleep My drooping temples bathes in opiate dews.
Strona 88 - Piety displays Her mouldering roll, the piercing eye explores New manners, and the pomp of elder days, Whence culls the pensive bard his pictur'd stores. Nor rough, nor barren, are the winding ways Of hoar Antiquity, but strown with flowers.
Strona 294 - I have carefully and regularly perused these Holy Scriptures, " and am of opinion, that the volume, independently of its divine " origin, contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important " history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected " from all other books, in whatever language they may have been
Strona 68 - married her as soon as she was able to quit the chamber, when the priest and all that saw her were affrighted to look on her. But God,' she adds, with a not ungraceful vanity, 'recompensed his justice and constancy, by restoring her as well as before.
Strona 58 - I entertained myself with elder company, to whom I was very acceptable, and living in the house with many persons that had a great deal of wit, and very profitable serious discourses being frequent at my father's table and in my mother's...
Strona 252 - Forget my frailties ; thou art also frail : Forgive my lapses ; for thyself mayst fall : Nor read, unmoved, my artless tender tale, I was a friend, O man ! to thee, to all.
Strona 277 - To view the festive rites, the knightly play, That deck'd heroic Albion's elder day; To mark the mouldering halls of Barons bold, And the rough castle, cast in giant mould; With Gothic manners Gothic arts explore, And muse on the magnificence of yore.
Strona 68 - ... made her the most deformed person that could be seen, for a great while after she recovered ; yet he was nothing troubled at it, but married her as soon as she was able to quit the chamber, when the priest and all that saw her were affrighted to look on her ; but God recompensed his justice and constancy by restoring her, though she was longer than ordinary before she recovered, as well as before.
Strona 283 - O'er the wan heaps ; while airy voices talk Along the glimmering walls ; or ghostly shape, At distance seen, invites with beckoning hand My lonesome steps, through the far-winding vaults.

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