Memoir of the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M. A., Translator of Dante: With His Literary Journal and Letters, Volumes 1-2

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Page 243 - You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro.
Page 239 - For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God : for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Page 319 - For there are in nature certain fountains of justice, whence all civil laws are derived but as streams : and like as waters do take tinctures and tastes from the soils through which they run, so do civil laws vary according to the regions and governments where they are planted, though they proceed from the same fountains.
Page 321 - There is more weighty bullion sense in this book than I ever found in the same number of pages in any uninspired writer.
Page 231 - IN the midway1 of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Gone from the path direct : and e'en to tell, It were no easy task, how savage wild That forest, how robust and rough its growth, Which to remember only, my dismay Renews, in bitterness not far from death. Yet, to discourse of what there good befel, All else will I relate discover'd there.
Page 290 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Page 302 - NOW was the hour that wakens fond desire In men at sea, and melts their thoughtful heart Who in the morn have bid sweet friends farewell, And pilgrim newly on his road with love Thrills, if he hear the vesper bell from far, That seems to mourn for the expiring day...
Page 239 - Against thy only Son? What fury O Son, Possesses thee to bend that mortal Dart Against thy Fathers head?
Page 198 - Empire in the year 1795 : and Herbert Marsh's History of the Politics of Great Britain and France, from the Conference at Pilnitz to the Declaration of War against Great Britain. June 29. Read the twelfth book of the Odyssey, with Price. 30. Began Marino's Adone, and read canto i. Began Burnet's History of his own Times. July 1. Continued Burnet. 2. Continued Burnet; and read canto iii. of the Adone. 3. Read canto iv. of the Adone.
Page 318 - Necesse est ut eam, tion ut vivam : but it may be truly affirmed that there was never any philosophy, religion, or other discipline, which did so plainly and highly exalt the good which is communicative...

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