The Beauties of English Writers: In Prose and Verse

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R. Scott, 1799 - 308 Seiten
 

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Seite 131 - Maria deserve, than to have her Banns forbid, by the intrigues of the curate of the parish who published them...
Seite 167 - We passed through many dark alleys and winding ways; for, from some motives to me unknown, he seemed to have a particular aversion to every frequented street...
Seite 132 - MARIA look'd wistfully for some time at me, and then at her goat and then at me and then at her goat again, and so on, alternately Well, Maria, said I softly What resemblance do you find...
Seite 8 - The only advantage which, in the voyage of life, the cautious had above the negligent, was, that they...
Seite 58 - Our portion is not large, indeed; But then, how little do we need, For nature's calls are few! In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.
Seite 131 - Virgin, said the young man but who has taught her to play it— or how she came by her pipe, no one knows: we think that Heaven has assisted her in both ; for ever since she...
Seite 270 - ... worth the keeping ? Is it that nature, attentive to the preservation of mankind, increases our wishes to live, while she lessens our enjoyments ; and, as she robs the senses of every pleasure, equips imagination in the...
Seite 237 - And, by th' approaching summer season, Draws a few hundreds from the stocks, And purchases his country box. Some three or four miles out of town, (An hour's ride will bring you down,) He fixes on his choice abode, Not half a furlong from the road : And...
Seite 179 - No more then nymphs, by long neglect: grown nice, Would in one female frailty fum up vice, And cenfure thofe, who, nearer to the right, Think Virtue is but to difpenfe delight. . No fervile tenets would admittance find...
Seite 134 - I felt such undescribable emotions within me, as I am sure could not be accounted for from any combinations of matter and motion.

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