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Page 5 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion: when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Page 105 - My Lord, I am a great deal older than your grace, and have, I believe, heard more arguments for atheism than ever your grace did ; but I have lived long enough to see there is nothing in them ; and so, I hope, your grace will.
Page 224 - Indies ours ; finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, cities in deserts, woods in cities, plants : so that to us no thing, no place, is strange, while his fair bosom is the world's exchange.
Page 213 - His high-crown'd hat, and satin doublet, Moved the stout heart of England's queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 135 - With so many disadvantages, it was not easy to produce any thing even tolerable in gardening ; but princely munificence overcame all difficulties. What was once a desert is now an Eden.
Page 53 - Or gilded clouds in fair expanfion lie, And bring all Paradife before your eye. To reft, the Cufhion and foft Dean invite, Who never mentions Hell to ears polite.
Page 104 - ... condition. The honour, however, is great. But honours are often accompanied with inconveniences, and Fairlop has suffered from its honourable distinctions. In the feasting that attends a fair...
Page 138 - Solitude is situated very near the south front of the palace. " At the head of the lake, and near the- Temple of Eolus, stands a Chinese octagon building of two stories, built, many years ago, from the designs of Goupy.
Page 5 - When I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.