Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments; Tending to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality, Volume 5

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Page 208 - The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 16 - Tis almost morning. I would have thee gone; And yet no farther than a wanton's bird, That lets it hop a little from her hand, Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves, And with a silk thread plucks it back again, So loving-jealous of his liberty.
Page 207 - See the sole bliss heaven could on all bestow ! Which who but feels can taste, but thinks can know : Yet poor with fortune, and with learning blind, The bad must miss, the good untaught will find : Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature's God ; Pursues that chain which links th...
Page 207 - Pursues that chain which links th' immense design, Joins heav'n and earth, and mortal and divine; Sees, that no being any bliss can know, But touches some above, and some below; Learns, from this union of the rising whole, The first, last purpose of the human soul; And knows where faith, law, morals, all began, All end, in love of God, and love of man.
Page 142 - Conscience cheers; The gen'ral fav'rite as the gen'ral friend: Such age there is, and who shall wish its end? Yet ev'n on this her load Misfortune flings, To press the weary minutes' flagging wings: New sorrow rises as the day returns, A sister sickens, or a daughter mourns.
Page 6 - Tis not a set of features, or complexion, The tincture of a skin that I admire. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.
Page 261 - And the red lightning, with a storm of hail, comes Rushing amain down, How the poor sailors stand amaz'd, and tremble ! While the hoarse thunder, like a bloody trumpet. Roars a loud onset to the gaping waters Quick to devour them.
Page 142 - Av'rice still remains, And dreaded losses aggravate his pains: He turns, with anxious heart and crippled hands...
Page 205 - When Solon and Lycurgus taught To moralize the human thought Of mad opinion's maze, To erring zeal they gave new laws, Thy charms, O Liberty, the cause That blends congenial rays.
Page 285 - Tetzel, and afleed him, if he could fell him an indulgence before-hand for a certain crime, which he would not fpecify, and which he intended to commit. Tetzel faid, Yes ; provided they could agree upon the price. The bargain was ftruck, the money paid, and the • abfolution delivered in due form. Soon after this, the gentleman, knowing that Tetzel was going from Leipfic well loaded with...

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