Essays, Plays and Sundry Verses, Tom 2

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The University Press, 1906 - 499
 

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Strona 444 - And they said : Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Strona 347 - ... the estates and lives of three kingdoms as much at his disposal as was the little inheritance of his father, and to be as noble and liberal in the spending of them...
Strona 395 - Here let me careless and unthoughtful lying, Hear the soft winds above me flying With all their wanton boughs dispute, And the more tuneful birds to both replying, Nor be myself too mute.
Strona 456 - ... .Even when I was a very young boy at school, instead of running about on holidays and playing with my fellows, I was wont to steal from them, and walk into the fields, either alone with a book, or with some one companion, if I could find any of the same temper.
Strona 377 - The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made for themselves, under whatever form it be of government. The liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country. Of this latter we are here to discourse.
Strona 428 - If e'er ambition did my fancy cheat, With any wish so mean as to be great, Continue, Heaven, still from me to remove The humble blessings of that life I love.
Strona 455 - IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune, allow me any materials for that vanity. It is sufficient for my own contentment, that they have preserved me...
Strona 458 - ... the world. Now, though I was here engaged in ways most contrary to the original design of my life, — that is, into much company, and no small business, and into a daily sight of greatness, both militant and triumphant (for that was the state then of the English and...
Strona 420 - And true it was, through the whole earth around No king of such a name was to be found. Is some old hero of that name alive, Who his high race does from the gods derive ? Is it some mighty general, that has done Wonders in fight, and god-like honours won ? Is it some man of endless wealth, said he ? None, none of these. Who can this Aglaiis be ? After long search, and vain inquiries past, In an obscure Arcadian vale at last, (Th...
Strona 458 - I saw plainly all the paint of that kind of life, the nearer I came to it; and that beauty, which I did not fall in love with, when, for aught I knew, it was real, was not like to bewitch or entice me, when I saw that it was adulterate.

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