The life of John Moore, M. D. A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany
Stirling & Slade, 1820
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Strona 195 - JüSTUM et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida, neque Auster Dux inquieti turbidus Hadriae, Nec fulminantis magna manus Jovis ; Si fractus illabatur orbis Impavidum ferient ruinae.
Strona xxxi - Sketches of Life, Characters, and Manners in various Countries ; including the Memoirs of a French Lady of Quality,
Strona lii - Vice, for vice is necessary to be shewn, should always disgust.} nor should the graces of gaiety, or the dignity of courage, be so united with it as to reconcile it to the mind. Wherever it appears, it should raise hatred by the malignity of its practices, and contempt by the meanness of its stratagems ; for while it is supported by either parts or spirit, it will be seldom heartily abhorred.
Strona xxxiii - With Memoir of his Life. To which is prefixed a view of the Commencement and Progress of Romance, by JOHN MOORE, MD A New edition.
Strona 281 - He speaks a great deal/ continues the Doctor ; 'yet those who hear him, regret that he does not speak a good deal more. His observations are always lively, very often just; and few men possess the talent of repartee in greater perfection.
Strona lii - I cannot discover why there should not be exhibited the most perfect idea of virtue; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability — for what we cannot credit we shall never imitate — but the highest and purest that humanity can reach, which, exercised in such trials as the various revolutions of things shall bring upon it, may, by conquering some calamities and enduring others, teach us what we may hope and what we can perform.
Strona 106 - In the morning he has a look of anxiety and discontent, but this gradually wears off, and after dinner he seems cheerful ; yet an air of irony never entirely forsakes his face, but may always be observed lurking in his features whether he frowns or smiles. When the weather is favourable he takes an airing in his coach with his niece, or with some of his guests, of whom there is always a sufficient number at Ferney. Sometimes he saunters in his garden ; or if the weather does not permit him to go...
Strona lii - In narratives, where historical veracity has no place* I cannot discover, why there should not be exhibited the most perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we shall never imitate ; but the highest and purest that humanity can reach...
Strona 48 - how long will this last with these poor people?' 'Ah, pour le coup,' said he, ' voila une reflexion bien Anglaise; • — that, indeed, is what I cannot tell; neither do I know how long you or I may live; but I fancy it would be great folly to be sorrowful through life, because we do not know how soon misfortunes may come, and because we are quite certain that death is to come at last.' " When we arrived at the inn to which we had ordered the postilion to drive, we found the soldier and Fanchon....
Strona 338 - Emperor himself had used, to banish every inconveniency of that kind from the Court of Vienna. To which he replied, " It would be hard indeed, if, Because I have the ill fortune to be an Emperor, I should be deprived of the pleasures of social life, which are so much to my taste.