The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volumen4

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Página 102 - ... over ; and as they were passing by me into the garden, I asked them to let me be one of their company. The gentleman of the house told me, ' if I delighted in flowers, it would be worth my while ; for that he believed he could show me such a blow of tulips as was not to be matched in the whole country.
Página 284 - And now, when I thought most of peace and honour, thy hand is heavy upon me. and hath humbled me according to thy former loving-kindness, keeping me still in thy fatherly school, not as a bastard, but as a child. Just are thy judgments upon me for my sins, which are more in number than the sands of the sea, but have no proportion to thy mercies; for what are the sands of the sea? Earth, heavens, and all these, are nothing to thy mercies.
Página 284 - ... from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples.
Página 284 - Thee, that it might have the first and the latter rain, and that it might stretch her branches to the seas, and to the floods. The state and bread of the poor and oppressed have been precious in mine eyes; I have hated all cruelty and hardness of heart; I have (though in a despised weed) procured the good of all men.
Página 234 - I am chaplain to an honourable family, very regular at the hours of devotion, and, I hope, of an unblameable life ; but for not offering to rise at second course, I found my patron and his lady very sullen and out of humour, though at first I did not know the reason of it. At length, when I happened to help myself to a jelly, the lady of the house, otherwise a devout woman, told me...
Página 173 - Triumphant tories, and desponding whigs, Forget their feuds, and join to save their wigs. Box'd in a chair, the beau impatient sits, While spouts run clattering o'er the roof by fits, And ever and anon with frightful din The leather sounds ; he trembles from within.
Página 140 - ... the vermin get into it ; after which he quits the wool, and diving, leaves his tormentors to shift for themselves, and get their livelihood where they can. I would have these gentlemen take care that I do not serve them after the same manner ; for though I have hitherto kept my temper pretty well, it is not impossible but I may some time or other disappear ; and what will then become of them...
Página 145 - As numerous as they are, if they attack us too frequently in our coffee-houses, we shall certainly put them to flight, and cut off the rear.
Página 10 - ... and complaisance, to the rest of the company. This good correspondence did not last long ; one of our party was soured the very first evening by a plate of butter which had not been melted to his mind, and which spoiled his temper to such a degree, that he continued upon the fret to the end of our journey.
Página 282 - It is now my intention to show how those in our own nation, that have been unquestionably the most eminent for learning and knowledge, were likewise the most eminent for their adherence to the religion of their country. I might produce very shining examples from among the clergy; but because priestcraft...

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