The twenty-ninth of May: rare doings at the Restoration, by Ephraim Hardcastle

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Knight and Lacey ..., and Westley and Tyrrell, Dublin, 1825 - English fiction

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Page 63 - Moreover, when the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low; and I was ,/ required to Thee and Thou all men and women, without any respect to rich or poor, great or small.
Page 100 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord, against the mighty.
Page 109 - Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die : he that smote him shall surely be put to death ;for he is a. murderer: the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him.
Page 351 - Which feed men fat as swine: He is a frugal man indeed That on a leaf can dine. He needs no napkin for his hands His fingers' ends to wipe, That keeps his kitchen in a box, And roast meat in a pipe.
Page 126 - Tom observed to me, that after having written more odes than Horace, and about four times as many comedies as Terence, he was reduced to great difficulties by the importunities of a set of men, who, of late years, had furnished him with the accommodations of life, and would not, as we say, be paid with a song.
Page 36 - Though surly Nereus frown, my thoughts are calm ; Then strike, Affliction, for thy wounds are balm. That which the world miscalls a jail, A private closet is to me : Whilst a good conscience is my bail, And innocence my liberty : Locks, bars, and solitude, together met, Make me no prisoner, but an anchoret.
Page 97 - Come, my boys, my brave boys, let us pray heartily and fight heartily. I will run the same fortunes and hazards with you. Remember, the cause is for God, and for the defence of yourselves, your wives, and children. Come, my honest brave boys, pray heartily and fight heartily, and God will bless us.
Page 347 - English woman, the wife of one of the king's servants, at a pistole a week for his diet, and to walk the streets on foot, which was no honourable custom in Paris; whilst the lord Jermyn kept an excellent table for those who courted him, and had a coach of his own, and all other accommodations incident to the most full fortune ; and if the king had the most urgent occasion for the use but of twenty pistoles, as sometimes he had, he could not find credit to borrow it; which he often had experiment...
Page 110 - ... the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments: and the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood...
Page 177 - Sedley has that prevailing gentle art, That can with a resistless charm impart The loosest wishes to the chastest heart : Raise such a conflict, kindle such a fire, Between declining virtue and desire, Till the poor vanquish'd maid dissolves away In dreams all night, in sighs and tears all day*.

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