Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments; Tending to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality, Volume 6

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Page 247 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence But health consists with temperance alone ; And peace, oh virtue ! peace is all thy own.
Page 122 - A poet, blest beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the Proud and Great : Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
Page 248 - What makes all physical or moral ill ? There deviates nature, and here wanders will. God sends not ill ; if rightly understood, Or partial ill is universal good, Or change admits, or nature lets it fall, Short, and but rare, till man improv'd it all.
Page 248 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.
Page 117 - ... a cracked bell — a bow unstrung — a crown tumbled in pieces — towers in ruins — the signpost of a tavern, called The World's End...
Page 248 - Good, from each object, from each place acquir'd, For ever exercis'd, yet never tir'd; Never elated while one man's...
Page 40 - And not a cloud o'ercafts the folemn fcene ; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And ftars unnumber'd gild the glowing pole : O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure...
Page 248 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit constant pay receives, Is blest in what it takes, and what it gives; The joy unequal'd, if its end it gain, And if it lose, attended with no pain: Without satiety, tho...
Page 260 - Yet we would rather bind you to ourselves by every endearing obligation; and, for this purpose, we offer to you your choice of the gifts and honours that Edward has to bestow.
Page 8 - remember what thou hast seen, and let this memorial be written upon the tablets of thy heart. Remember, Almet, that the world in which thou art placed, is but the road to another; and that happiness depends not upon the path, but the end: the value of this period of thy existence is fixed by hope and fear.

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