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Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 of 3 (Classic Reprint)
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Página 383 - EVEN such is time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with earth and dust; Who, in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days; But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust!
Página 157 - A russet stole was o'er her shoulders thrown ; A russet kirtle fenced the nipping air ; Twas simple russet, but it was her own ; 'Twas her own country bred the flock so fair ; 'Twas her own labour did the fleece prepare...
Página 198 - Well, I will now make it appear to the world, that there never lived a viler viper upon the face of the earth than thou.
Página 198 - Thou art an odious fellow, thy name is hateful to all the realm of England for thy pride. Raleigh. — It will go near to prove a measuring cast between you and me, Mr. Attorney.
Página 170 - He tells the story of this ancient wooing — ' I boldly intruded myself into her ladyship's chamber in the court on Candlemass day last, at what time I imparted my desire unto her, which was entertained, but with this caution on either part, that both of us resolved not to proceed to any final conclusion without his majesty's most gracious favour first obtained. And this was our first meeting!
Página 379 - To each his sufferings: all are men, Condemned alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, The unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Página 389 - ... they were struck with the extensive genius of the man, who, being educated amidst naval and military enterprises, had surpassed, in the pursuits of literature, even those of the most recluse and sedentary lives ; and they admired his unbroken magnanimity, which at his age, and under his circumstances, could engage him to undertake and execute so great a work as his History of the World.
Página 309 - Wisdom, glory, grace, &c. are words frequent enough in every man's mouth; but if a great many of those who use them, should be asked what they mean by them, they would be at a stand, and not know what to answer: a plain proof, that though they have learned those sounds, and have them ready at their tongue's end, yet there are no determined ideas laid up in their minds, which are to be expressed to others by them.