The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 4

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H.D. Symonds, 1798

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Page 69 - The powers of man; we feel within ourselves His energy divine; he tells the heart, He meant, he made us to behold and love What he beholds and loves, the general orb Of life and being; to be great like him, Beneficent and active.
Page 18 - Call, is still read as a popular and powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel: his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life; and many of his portraits are not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind, he will soon kindle it to a flame; and a philosopher must allow that he exposes, with equal severity and truth, the strange contradiction between the faith and practice of the Christian...
Page 31 - Knowing by instinct that the person they intend to attack is in a sound slumber, they generally alight near the feet, where while the creature continues fanning with his enormous wings, which keeps one cool, he bites a piece out of the tip of the great toe, so very small indeed that the head of a pin could scarcely be received into the wound, which is consequently not painful ; yet through this orifice he continues to suck the blood, until he is obliged to disgorge.
Page 16 - ... had the ceiling of the school-room new white-washed ; the ladder remained there. I, one unlucky day, mounted it, and wrote with a brush, in large capital letters, LAU. STERNE, for which the usher severely whipped me. My master was very much hurt at this, and said, before me, that never should that name be effaced, for I was a boy of genius, and he was sure I should come to preferment.
Page 141 - ... the outlines. The opinions he formed of men, upon a slight acquaintance, were frequently erroneous ; but the tendency of his nature inclined him much more to blind partiality, than to ill-founded prejudice.
Page 302 - Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of " Mercury, and though we might be dragged along without "them, it would be with much difficulty, very heavily, and
Page 238 - As with my hat upon my head I walk'd along the Strand, I there did meet another man With his hat in his hand.
Page 412 - All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 285 - They reckon ten months in the year, fome of which are longer and fome mor'ter ; for they do not divide them by the changes of the moon, but by the order of particular occurrences that happen in thofe regions ; they commonly divide our year into two, fo that winter is one year, and fummer another : the fummer year begins in May, and the winter in November. They do not...
Page 238 - Yet hear, alas ! this mournful truth, Nor hear it with a frown ; — Thou canst not make the tea so fast As I can gulp it down.

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