Letters by Several Eminent Persons Deceased: Including the Correspondence of John Hughes, and Several of His Friends, Published from the Originals: with Notes Explanatory and Historical, Band 1

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John Duncombe
J. Johnson, 1772
 

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Seite 242 - O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream, My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.
Seite 246 - This desolation, but a Christian king ; When nothing but the name of zeal appears 'Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs ; What does he think our sacrilege would spare, When such the...
Seite 81 - about poor Dick, and wish that his zeal for the public may not be ruinous to himself. But he has sent me word that he is determined to go on, and that any advice I may give him in this particular will have no weight with him.
Seite 280 - Why in new groves she takes delight, And if in concert, or alone, The cooing murmurer makes her moan ? Now learn the marks, by which you may Trace out and...
Seite 243 - As prone to all ill, and of good as forgetFul, as proud, lustful, and as much in debt, As vain, as witless, and as false as they Which dwell in court, for once going that way...
Seite 255 - Then, roused anew to wrath, he loudly cries, (Flames, while he spoke, came flashing from his eyes) " Traitor ! dost thou, dost thou to grace pretend, Clad, as thou art, in trophies of my friend ? To his sad soul a grateful offering go ! 'Tis Pallas, Pallas gives this deadly blow.
Seite 74 - I have offered to pay double for my club, but that will not satisfy them. Besides, Mr. Guardian, I have heard that you moralists say, it is difficult for a man to talk much without offending against truth, innocence, or good manners ; and how do I know, now I am serious, whether this unhappy talent may not, at some time or other> have misled me into falsehood...
Seite 78 - I think the town might be sometimes entertained with dialogue, which will be a new way of writing, either related or set down in form under the names of different speakers ; and sometimes with essays, or with discourses in the person of the writer of the paper.
Seite 47 - ... in which others would have been vain of dependence: he was liberal even when he was poor, and remembered his former friends when he was rich.
Seite 159 - Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, And now he mounts above me.

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