The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Band 8

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James Anderson
Mundell and Son, 1792
 

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Seite 259 - In the loose rhymes of every poetaster ; Could I be more than any man that lives, Great, fair, rich, wise, all in superlatives ; Yet I more freely would these gifts resign, , Than ever fortune would have made them mine, And hold one minute of this holy leisure Beyond the riches of this empty pleasure.
Seite 258 - I would be great, but that the sun doth still Level his rays against the rising hill: I would be high, but see the proudest oak Most subject to the rending thunder-stroke: I would be rich, but see men too unkind, Dig in the bowels of the richest mind: I would be wise, but that I often see The fox suspected, whilst the ass goes free...
Seite 259 - Now the wing'd people of the sky shall sing My cheerful anthems to the gladsome spring : A prayer-book, now, shall be my looking-glass, In which I will adore sweet virtue's face. Here dwell no hateful looks, no...
Seite 143 - I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect...
Seite 75 - English chronicler who lived at the end of the thirteenth and beginning of the fourteenth century, was a canon-regular of the order of St. Austin at Bridlington in Yorkshire. He translated from the Latin into French verse Herbert Bosenham's (or Boscam's) ' Life of Thomas a Becket,' and compiled, likewise in French verse, a 'Chronicle of England...
Seite 259 - I'll be rather. Would the world now adopt me for her heir, Would beauty's queen entitle me " the fair," Fame speak me fortune's minion, could I vie Angels...
Seite 19 - Benares, and in other places, wear very thin plates of gold, called ticas, slightly fixed, by way of ornament, between their eye-brows ; and, when they pass through the streets, it is not uncommon for the youthful libertines, who amuse themselves with training...
Seite 167 - Indies, belonging to a private company, whose existence had been deemed prejudicial to the commonwealth. What then were the fruits which Britain reaped from this long and desperate war ? A dreadful expense of blood and treasure '', disgrace upon disgrace, an additional load of grievous impositions, and the national debt accumulated to the enormous sum of eighty millions sterling.
Seite 224 - I resolve," says Bishop Beveridge, " never to speak of a man's virtues before his face, nor of his faults behind his back.
Seite 296 - Sir, I know not any crime so great that a man could contrive to commit, as poisoning the sources of eternal truth.

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