The British Essayists: Tatler.-v. 5-12. Spectator.-v. 13-15. Guardian.-v. 16-18. Rambler.-v. 19-21. Adventurer.-v. 22-24. World.-v. 25-26. Connoisseur.-v. 27. Idler.-v. 28-29. Mirror.-v. 30-31. Lounger.-v. 32-34. Observer.-v. 35-37. Looker-on.-v. 38. General index

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Little, Brown, 1856

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Página 245 - Assaying by his devilish art to reach The organs of her fancy, and with them forge Illusions, as he list, phantasms and dreams ; Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint The animal spirits, that from pure blood arise, Like gentle breaths from rivers pure...
Página 18 - Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Página 216 - In this last point, the usual pretence is, that they spell as they speak : a noble standard for language ! to depend upon the caprice of every coxcomb, who, because words are the clothing of our thoughts, cuts them out.
Página 162 - Tulippomania; insomuch that he would talk very rationally on any subject in the world but a tulip. He told me, "that he valued the bed of flowers which lay before us, and was not above twenty yards in length and two in breadth, more than he would the best hundred acres of land in England...
Página 18 - I had been happy, if the general camp, Pioneers and all, had tasted her sweet body, So I had nothing known : O now, for ever, Farewell the tranquil mind ! farewell content...
Página 390 - Lord ! and ever as my worldly blessings were exalted, so secret darts from thee have pierced me ; and when I have ascended before men, I have descended in humiliation before thee.
Página 250 - And, like a drunkard, gives it up again. Brisk Susan whips her linen from the rope...
Página 389 - The state and bread of the poor and oppressed have been precious in mine eyes: I have hated all cruelty and hardness of heart: I have (though in a despised weed) procured the good of all men.
Página 160 - I accepted the offer, and immediately found that they had been talking in terms of gardening, and that the kings and generals they had mentioned were only so many tulips, to which the gardeners, according to their usual custom, had given such high titles and appellations of honour. I was very much...
Página 300 - I know not : as for myself, I was sent to the apothecary's shop for a pint of sack. The apothecary gave me to an herb-woman, the herb-woman to a butcher, the butcher to a brewer, and the brewer to his wife, who made a present of me to a nonconformist preacher. After this manner I made my way merrily through the world ; for, as I told you before, we shillings love nothing so much as travelling. I sometimes fetched in a shoulder of mutton, sometimes a play-book, and often had the satisfaction to treat...

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