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R. and J. Dodsley, 1753
 

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Página 757 - ... or instructed, and therefore seldom misses what she looks for. Walk with her, though it be but on a heath or a common, and she will discover numberless beauties, unobserved before, in the hills, the dales, the broom, the brakes, and the variegated flowers of weeds and poppies.
Página 716 - ... and goes and comes near him, according as that good man frequents the house. He entertains him, gives him gifts, feasts him, lodges him; his religion comes home at night, prays, is liberally supped, and sumptuously laid to sleep, rises, is saluted, and after the malmsey...
Página 1078 - In these two princely boys! They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head: and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafd, as the rud'st wind, That by the top doth take the mountain pine, And make him stoop to the vale.
Página 754 - ... kinds of arms, and fo unwilling to return to it, that I will venture to promife, it will be very long before they can be overtaken or attacked ; but that here, and here only, they may enjoy their favourite fin* gularity, unmoleftecj for half a century to come.
Página 1103 - Where thou wilt, lad, I'll make one ; an I do not, call me villain, and baffle me.* P.
Página 687 - My friend was going on, and to say the truth, growing dull, when I took the liberty of interrupting him, by acknowledging that the cogency of his arguments, and the...
Página 756 - If a new poem or play makes its appearance, with a thousand brilliancies, and but one or two blemishes, she slightly skims over the passages that should give her pleasure, and dwells upon those only that fill her with dislike. If you show her a very excellent portrait, she looks at some part of the drapery which has been neglected, or to a hand or finger that has been left unfinished.
Página 767 - ... they would give him to quarrel with in the extremity of his fits ; for that he imagined, cursing one minute the Bologna sausages, and another the dried tongues he had eaten, was some mitigation of his pain. If all men, when they are either out of health, or out of humour, would vent their rage after the manner of this Frenchman, the world would be a much quieter one than we see it at present. But dried tongues and...
Página 876 - ... of the several counties of the united kingdom. That beautiful part of our species once engrossed my cares ; they still share them : I have been exceedingly affected all the summer with the thoughts * of their captivity, and have felt a sympathetic grief for them. In truth, what can be more moving, than to imagine a fine woman of the highest rank and fashion torn from all the elegant and refined...
Página 920 - ... too clofe and prefumptuous an imitation of her betters. Their behaviour affronted moft of the company, yet obtained the defired...

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