Miscellanies, Volum 1

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Pàgina 44 - To think those greater who're above us ; Another instance of my glory, Who live above you, twice two story ; And from my garret can look down On the whole street of Arlington.
Pàgina 43 - And curse those councils which they praise; Would you not wonder, sir, to view Your bard a greater man than you ? Which that he is, you cannot doubt, When you have read the sequel out. You know, great sir, that ancient fellows, Philosophers, and such folks, tell us, No great analogy between Greatness and happiness is seen. If then, as it might follow straight, Wretched to be, is to be great. Forbid it, gods, that you should try What 'tis to be so great as I.
Pàgina 46 - GREAT Sir, as on each levee day I still attend you — still you say I'm busy now, to-morrow come ; To-morrow, sir, you're not at home. So says your porter, and dare I Give such a man as him the lie ? In imitation, sir, of you, I keep a mighty levee too ; Where my attendants, to their sorrow, Are bid to come again to-morrow. To-morrow they return, no doubt, And then like you, sir, I'm gone out.
Pàgina 43 - WHILE at the helm of state you ride, Our nation's envy, and its pride ; While foreign courts with wonder gaze, And curse those councils which they praise; Would you not wonder, sir, to view Your bard a greater man than you ? Which that he is, you cannot doubt, When you have read the sequel out. You know, great sir, that ancient fellows, Philosophers, and such folks, tell us, No great analogy between Greatness and...
Pàgina 239 - For instance, when a bladder is full of wind, it is full of something ; but when that is let out, we aptly say, there is nothing in it. The same may be as justly asserted of a man as of a bladder. However well he may be bedaubed with lace, or with title, yet if he have not something in him, we may predicate the same of him as of an empty bladder.
Pàgina 73 - Lock's or Newton's page her learning glows ; Dryden the sweetness of her numbers shews ; In all their various excellence I find The various beauties of her perfect mind. How vain in wine a short relief I boast ! Each sparkling glass recalls my charming toast. To women then successless I repair, Engage the young, the witty, and the fair.
Pàgina 46 - And then like you, sir, I'm gone out. So says my maid — but they, less civil, Give maid and master to the devil; And then with menaces depart, Which could you hear would pierce your heart. Good sir, or make my levee fly me, Or lend your porter to deny me.
Pàgina 278 - Chrysipus stuck on to the finger, will make a man talk for a full hour, nay, will make him say whatever the person who sticks it on desires: and again, if you desire silence, it will as effectually stop the most loquacious tongue. Sometimes, indeed, one or two, or even twenty, are not sufficient; but if you apply the proper number, they seldom or never fail of success.
Pàgina 255 - Some Papers Proper to be Read before the R ... L SOCIETY, Concerning the Terrestrial CHRYSIPUS, GOLDEN-FOOT or GUINEA; An INSECT, or VEGETABLE, resembling the POLYPUS, which hath this surprising Property, That being cut into several Pieces, each Piece becomes a perfect Animal, or Vegetable, as complete as that of which it was originally only a Part. COLLECTED by PETRUS GUALTERUS, But not Published till after His Death.
Pàgina 234 - But, whatever be the reason, certain it is, that except a hardy wit in the reign of Charles II, none ever hath dared to write on this subject : I mean openly and avowedly ; for it must be confessed that most of our modern authors, however foreign the matter which they endeavour to treat may seem at their first setting out, they generally bring the work to this in the end. I hope, however, this attempt will not be imputed to me as...

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