A satirical view of London at the commencement of the nineteenth century, by an observer [J. Corry].

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G. Kearsley, Fleet-Street, 1801 - 216 páginas
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Página 40 - The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next ; and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Página 121 - We must not make a scare-crow of the law, ' Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape, till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror.
Página 211 - ... in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked. He carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate, for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and justice is a virtue independent on time or place.
Página 132 - What ? arm'd for virtue when I point the pen, Brand the bold front of shameless guilty men, Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car, Bare the mean heart that lurks beneath a star ; Can there be wanting, to defend her cause, Lights of the church, or guardians of the laws ? Could pension'd Boileau lash in honest strain Flatterers and bigots e'en in Louis...
Página 118 - Behold the picture ! Is it like ? Like whom ? The things that mount the rostrum with a skip And then skip down again ; pronounce a text ; Cry — hem ; and reading what they never wrote Just fifteen minutes, huddle up their work, And with a well-bred whisper close the scene...
Página 65 - And knit the unsocial climates into one. Soft airs and gentle heavings of the wave Impel the fleet, whose errand is to save, To succour wasted regions, and replace The smile of opulence in sorrow's face.
Página 221 - Playing, whofe end both at the firft and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere the Mirror up to nature '•, to (hew Virtue her own Feature, Scorn her own Imape, and the very Age and Body of the time, his Form and Preflure...
Página 14 - Else more attached to pleasures found at home. But now alike, gay widow, virgin, wife, Ingenious to diversify dull life, In coaches, chaises, caravans, and hoys, Fly to the coast for daily, nightly joys, And all, impatient of dry land, agree With one consent to rush into the sea.
Página 71 - All she has to do in this world, is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother.
Página 28 - As bodies perifh through excefs of blood. Others for Language all their care exprefs, 305 And value books, as women men, for drefs : Their praife is ftill,— the ftyle is excellent : The fenfe, they humbly take upon content. Words are like leaves ; and where they moft abound, .Much fruit of fenfe beneath is rarely found.

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