The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 2

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Página 196 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty...
Página 84 - Yes, trust them not, for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Página 196 - They live no longer in the faith of reason ! But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct bring back the old names, And to yon starry world they now are gone, Spirits or gods, that used to share this earth With man as with their friend ; and to the lover Yonder they move, from yonder visible sky Shoot influence down : and even at this day 'Tis Jupiter who brings whate'er is great, And Venus who brings every thing that's fair ! Thek.
Página 339 - You shall now receive (my dear wife) my last words, in these my last lines. My Love I send you, that you may keep it, when I am dead, and my Counsel that you may remember it, when I am no more; I would not by my will present you with Sorrows (Dear Bess).
Página 345 - Sweete wordes, like dropping honny, she did shed, And twixt the perles and rubins softly brake A silver sound, that heavenly musicke seemd to make.
Página 94 - Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Página 332 - The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour : but the rich hath many friends.
Página 78 - I have seen), which notwithstanding, as it is full of stately speeches and well-sounding phrases, climbing to the height of Seneca his style, and as full of notable morality, which it doth most delightfully teach, and so obtain the very end of poesy...
Página 213 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom ; what is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence, And renders us, in things that most concern, Unpractised, unprepared, and still to seek.
Página 21 - O all-seeing light, and eternal life of all things, to whom nothing is either so great that it may resist, or so small that it is contemned : look upon my misery with Thine eye of mercy, and let Thine infinite power vouchsafe to limit out some proportion of deliverance unto me, as to Thee shall seem most convenient.

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