Essays on Social Subjects from the Saturday Review

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Ticknor and Fields, 1865 - Conduct of life - 351 pages

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Page 150 - See the same man, in vigour, in the gout ; Alone, in company ; in place, or out ; Early at business, and at hazard late ; Mad at a fox-chase, wise at a debate ; Drunk at a borough, civil at a ball ; Friendly at Hackney, faithless at Whitehall.
Page 10 - The man, whose eye Is ever on himself, doth look on one, The least of nature's works, one who might move The wise man to that scorn which wisdom holds Unlawful, ever.
Page 77 - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven.
Page 345 - When I was running about this town a very poor fellow, I was a great arguer for the advantages of poverty ; but I was, at the same time, very sorry to be poor.
Page 176 - When thou dost purpose aught (within thy power), Be sure to do it, though it be but small : Constancy knits the bones, and makes us stour When wanton pleasures beckon us to thrall.
Page 308 - It lives on the ear, like a music that can never be forgotten, like the sound of church bells, which the convert hardly knows how he can forego. Its felicities often seem to be almost things rather than mere words. It is part of the national mind, and the anchor of national seriousness The memory of the dead passes into it.
Page 77 - If Thou be one whose heart the holy forms Of young imagination have kept pure, Stranger ! henceforth be warned ; and know that pride; Howe'er disguised in its own majesty, Is littleness; that he, who feels contempt For any living thing, hath faculties Which he has never used; that thought with him Is in its infancy.
Page 201 - Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people call him great.
Page 172 - ... so long as they do not interfere with the rights of others.
Page 204 - Of pleasures to the excluded world unknown; Pleasures which no where else were to be found, And all Elysium in a spot of ground. Thus while I sat intent to see and hear, And drew perfumes of more than vital air, All suddenly I heard the...

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