The Works of Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, bart. ... v. 1, Volumen1

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865
 

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Página 464 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days : But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.
Página 589 - I take to do this, is not yet very usual ; for instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken the Course (as a Specimen of the Political Arithmetick I have long aimed at) to express myself in Terms of Number, Weight, or Measure ; to use only Arguments of Sense, and to consider only such Causes, as have visible Foundations in Nature...

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