The Lounger's Common-place Book, Volumen4

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Página 82 - ... enjoy a cup of tea with his family.2 The introduction of coffee, too, may be regarded as a step toward refinement and temperance. The coffee-houses provided places for the public to meet away from the taverns. As a contemporary expressed it : Whereas formerly apprentices and clerks with others used to take their morning draught in ale, beer or wine, which by the dizziness they caused in the brain made many unfit for business, they use now to play the good-fellows in this wakeful and civil drink,...
Página 152 - To Banbury came I; O prophane one ! Where I saw a puritane one, Hanging of his cat on Monday, For killing of a mouse on Sunday.
Página 67 - I expect from them again. I am fully assured that God does not, and therefore that man ought not, to require any more of any man than this, to believe the Scripture to be God's Word ; to endeavour to find the true sense of it ; and to live according to it.
Página 106 - The warrior-sage, with gratulation sweet: Eager to grasp the wreath of naval fame, The GREAT REPUBLIC plans the Floating Frame...
Página 67 - I believe it or no, and seem it never so incomprehensible to human reason, I will subscribe it with hand and heart, as knowing no demonstration can be stronger than this — God hath said so, therefore it is true.
Página 17 - Yes, my lord," replied the eager expectant, delighted to find the election promise, with all its circumstances, so fresh in the nobleman's memory. "When did he die?" "The day before yesterday, exactly at half past one o'clock, after being confined three weeks to his bed, and taking a power of doctor's...
Página 184 - Muse has drawn her noblest sacrifice — Whose gentle bosoms, pity's altars, bear The crystal incense of each falling tear ! There lives the poet's praise ! No critic art Can match the comment of a feeling heart. When gen'ral plaudits speak the fable o'er, Which mute attention had approv'd before ; Tho...
Página 14 - This nobleman, with many good points, was remarkable for being profuse of his promises on all occasions, and valued himself particularly on being able to anticipate the words or the wants of the various persons who attended his levees, before they uttered a word. This...
Página 300 - ... thy business. In the beginning of March it is time for a wife to have an eye to her garden, and to get as many good seeds and herbs as she can for the pot and the platter ; in March also is the season to sow flax and hemp ; it needeth not for me to show how it should be sown, weeded, pulled, watered, dried, beaten, broken, tawed...
Página 114 - The night is far fpent, the day is at hand ; let us therefore caft off the works of darknefs, and let us put on the armour of light.

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