Gurney Married

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H. Colburn, 1842 - 413 Seiten
 

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Seite 181 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Seite 169 - The following question is started by one of the schoolmen : — Supposing the whole body of the earth were a great ball or mass of the finest sand, and that a single grain or particle of this sand should be annihilated every thousand years : Supposing then that you had it in your choice to be happy all the while this prodigious mass of sand was consuming by this slow method until there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after?
Seite 17 - ALL love, at first, like generous wine, Ferments and frets until 'tis fine ; But, when 'tis settled on the lee, And from th' impurer matter free, Becomes the richer still the older, And proves the pleasanter the colder.
Seite 50 - ... experience every variety of distress. Observe, however, that the quantities of food and exercise are relative things: those who move much may, and indeed ought, to eat more; those who use little exercise, should eat little. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.
Seite 169 - ... there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after? Or, supposing that you might be happy for ever after on condition you would be miserable until the whole mass of sand were thus annihilated at the rate of one sand in a thousand years :— which of these two cases would you make your choice...
Seite 48 - S., my love, play," she wants a spade. Smigsmag and spade begin with the same letter, and, sure enough, down comes a spade. " Harriet, my dear," says Smigsmag, " how long you are sorting your cards." Mrs. Smigsmag stumps down a heart : and a gentle " Come, my love," on either side, infallibly produces a club.
Seite 356 - Figure, I own, at first may give offence, And harshly strike the eye's too curious sense; But when perfections of the mind break forth, Humour's chaste sallies, judgment's solid worth; When the pure genuine flame by Nature taught, Springs into sense and every action's thought; Before such merit all objections fly — Pritchard's genteel, and Garrick's six feet high.
Seite 112 - ... probability Dobbs, Dobbins, or Doddle, diverts my thoughts from subjects which give me pain, I feel myself very much indebted to the said Dobbs, Dobbins, or Doddle, as the case may be. Voltaire says that Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life, to which Kant proposes to add "laughter," if the wit and originality of humour necessary to excite it among rational people were not so rare.
Seite 155 - Next morning early, Bolus rose, And to the patient's house he goes Upon his pad, Who a vile trick of stumbling had : It was indeed a very sorry hack ; But that's of course ; For what's expected from a horse, With an apothecary on his back ? Bolus arrived, and gave a doubtful tap, Between a single and a double rap.
Seite 74 - Children pick up words as pigeons peas, And utter them again as God shall please.

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