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Seite 45 - My father was a little smart man, active to the last degree in all exercises, most patient of fatigue and disappointments, of which it pleased God to give him full measure. He was, in his temper, somewhat rapid and hasty, but of a kindly sweet disposition, void of all design ; and so innocent in his own intentions that he suspected no one ; so that you might, have cheated him ten times in a day, if nine had not been sufficient for your purpose.
Seite 186 - There are many animals, who though far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime, because they are considered as objects of terror. As serpents and poisonous animals of almost all kinds.
Seite 293 - Parliament, there shall be no meetings, assemblies, or concourse of people out of their own parishes on the Lord's Day within this realm of England, or any the dominions thereof, for any sports and pastimes whatsoever ; nor any bear-baiting, bull-baiting, interludes, common plays, or other unlawful exercises and pastimes used by any person or persons within their own parishes...
Seite 187 - ANOTHER source of the sublime is infinity ; if it does not rather belong to the last, (infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of delightful horror, which is the most genuine effect, and truest test of the sublime.
Seite 100 - It was believed by some (upon what ground was never clear enough) that he made that haste then to accuse the lord Say, and some others, of having induced the Scots to invade the kingdom : but he was scarce entered into the House of Peers, when the message from the House of Commons was called in, and when Mr. Pym at the bar, and in the name of all the Commons of England, impeached Thomas earl of Strafford (with the addition of all his other titles) of high treason...
Seite 242 - ... customs of England be interred if the verdict of felo de se had not been found against such person, such interment to be made within twenty-four hours from the finding of the inquisition, and to take place between the hours of nine and twelve at night.
Seite 147 - Complete View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, &c., of the Inhabitants of England from the arrival of the Saxons till the Reign of Henry VIII.
Seite 297 - She will cheat, though it be for a little. Then she has had her gallants, though, may be, not so many as some ladies here ; and with all these good qualities she is a constant...