The British Essayists, Band 14

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Johnson, 1808
 

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Seite 105 - I am indeed much more proud of his long-continued friendship than I should be of the fame of being thought the author of any writings which he himself is capable of producing. I remember when I finished ' The Tender Husband,' I told him there was nothing I so ardently wished as that we might some time or other publish a work written by us both, which should bear the name of 'The Monument,
Seite 129 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Seite 79 - The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despis'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin...
Seite 1 - Sessions, where he would go to see justice done to a poor widow woman, and her fatherless children that had been wronged by a neighbouring gentleman; for you know, Sir, my good Master was always the poor man's friend. Upon his coming home, the first complaint he made was, that he had lost his roast-beef stomach...
Seite 123 - The female world were very busy among themselves in bartering for features : one was trucking a lock of gray hairs for a carbuncle, another was making over a short waist for a pair of round shoulders, and a third cheapening a bad face for a lost reputation : but on all these occasions there was not one of them who did not think the new blemish, as soon as she had got it into her possession, much more disagreeable than the old one.
Seite 2 - ... good use of it, and to pay the several legacies, and the gifts of charity, which he told him he had left as quit-rents upon the estate. The captain truly seems a courteous man, though he says but little. He makes much of those whom my master loved, and shows great kindness to the old housedog, that you know my poor master was so fond of.
Seite 79 - Ay, my good lord. Lear. The king would speak with Cornwall ; the dear father Would with his daughter speak, commands her service: Are they inform'd of this? My breath and blood !— Fiery?
Seite 7 - Accordingly we find, from the bodies which lie under our observation, that matter is only made as the basis and support of animals, and that there is no more of the one than what is necessary for the existence of the other. Infinite goodness is of so communicative a nature, that it seems to delight in the conferring of existence upon every degree of perceptive being.
Seite 129 - In the second place, he is omniscient as well as omnipresent. His omniscience indeed necessarily and naturally flows from his omnipresence. He cannot but be conscious of every motion that arises in the whole material world, which he thus essentially pervades...
Seite 123 - ... the ridicule, that I found he was ashamed of what he had done: on the other side, I found that I myself had no great reason to triumph, for as I went to touch my forehead I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was...

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