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" ... hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of a thousand arches ; but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it ; but tell me farther, said... "
The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the Lives of ... - Page 167
1794
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...this Bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand Arches ; but * that a great Flood fwept away the reft, and left the ' Bridge in the ruinous Condition I now beheld it. But * tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it. I ' fee multitudes of People pafling over it, faid I, and a '...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 8

John Wesley - Biography - 1785
...that this bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches, but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it* But tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it. I fee multitudes of people patting over it, faid I, and a black...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...this bridge coniilled at' firil of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it : but tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereit on it. I fee multitudes of people puffing over it, faid I, and a bhck...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 456 pages
...that this bridge confiftcd at firft of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it. But tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it. I fee multitudes of people pa flingover it.faid I,and a black...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments ...

Joseph Addison - Anecdotes - 1794 - 240 pages
...this bridge at firft confifted of a thou fa nd arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it. But tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it. I fee multitudes of people paffing over it, faid I, and a black...
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A Real Treasure for the Pious Mind

Devotional literature - 1797 - 96 pages
...that the bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it ; but tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it ? I fee multitudes of people palling over it, faid I, and a black...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

English essays - 1804
...several broken arches, which added to those that were entire made up the number about a hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at firr.t of a thousand arches ; but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in. the...
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Beauties of British Prose. Selected by S. Melmoth

Sydney Melmoth - English prose literature - 1805 - 360 pages
...several broken arches which added to those that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this...the ruinous condition I now beheld it : but tell me farther, said he, what thou discoverest on it. I see multitudes of people passing over it, said I,...
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A Real Treasure for a Pious Mind

Meditations - 1806 - 108 pages
...that the bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches; but that a great flood Twept away the reft, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it ; but tell me further, faid he, what thou difcovereft on it ? I fee multitudes of people paffing over it, faid I, and a black...
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The Spectator, Volume 3

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English literature - 1809
...several broken arches, which, added to those that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of a thousand ^ No. 159. THE SPECTATOR. 15.7 arches, bul that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge...
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