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Seite 17 - What better can we do than prostrate fall Before him reverent; and there confess Humbly our faults, and pardon beg ; with tears Wat'ring the ground, and with our sighs the air. Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd, and humiliation meek ? Par. Lost, B. x. 1087. N°. 111. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1751.
Seite 117 - his conversations on the subject, amidst his often indulged laxity of talk, there was ever a deep insight into the human heart. " All the arguments," he once, with keen satire, remarked, " which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, show it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people
Seite 387 - soon blasted by rashness and negligence, and great designs, which are defeated by inexperience. In age, we have knowledge and prudence without spirit to exert, or motives to prompt them ; we are able to plan schemes and regulate measures, but have not time remaining to bring them to completion. N°. 197- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1752.
Seite 151 - labour Honest and lawful to deserve my food Of those who have me in their civil power. Chor. Where the heart joins not, outward acts defile not. Sams. Where outward force constrains, the sentence holds. But who constrains me to the temple of Dagon, Not dragging ? The Philistine lords command. Commands are no constraints. If I obey them. I do it
Seite 144 - But will arise and his great name assert: Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him Of all these boasted trophies won on me. Manoah. With cause this hope relieves thee,
Seite 276 - to refrain from laughter, when they who are not prepossessed by the same accidental association, are utterly unable to guess the reason of his merriment. Words which convey ideas of dignity in one age, are banished from elegant writing or conversation in another, because they are in time debased by vulgar mouths, and
Seite 90 - from our present writers almost all that dominion over the passions which was the boast of their predecessors. Yet they may at least claim this commendation, that they avoid gross faults, and that if they cannot often move terrour or pity, they are always careful not to provoke laughter. N°. 126. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1751.
Seite 35 - and prosecution dreaded. The heart of a good man cannot but recoil at the thought of punishing a slight injury with death ; especially when he remembers that the thief might have procured safety by another crime, from which he was restrained only by his remaining virtue. The obligations to assist the exercise of
Seite 149 - consistency is not accurately preserved. Thus Samson confounds loquacity with a shipwreck : How could I once look up, or heave the head, Who like a foolish pilot, have shipwreck'd My vessel trusted to me from above, Gloriously