Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Mrs. Hannah More, Volume 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1834 - Authors, English

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Page 296 - Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 146 - I urged him to take a little wine, he replied, " I can't drink a little child, therefore I never touch it. Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult." He was very good-humoured and gay. One of the company happened to say a word about poetry, " Hush, hush," said he, " it is dangerous to say a word of poetry before her ; it is talking of the art of war before Hannibal.
Page 37 - We have paid another visit to Miss Reynolds. She had sent to engage Dr. Percy (Percy's collection, — now you know him), quite a sprightly modern, instead of a rusty antique, as I expected. He was no sooner gone, than the most amiable and obliging of women (Miss Reynolds) ordered the coach, to take us to Dr. Johnson's very own house ; yes, Abyssinia's Johnson ! Dictionary Johnson ! Rambler's, Idler's, and Irene's Johnson ! Can you picture to yourselves the palpitation of our hearts as we approached...
Page 215 - And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Page 406 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 125 - Johnson was in full song, and I quarrelled with him sadly. I accused him of not having done justice to the "Allegro," and "Penseroso." He spoke disparagingly of both. I praised Lycidas, which he absolutely abused, adding, " if Milton had not written the ' Paradise Lost,' he would have only ranked among the minor poets : he was a Phidias that could cut a Colossus out of a rock, but could not cut heads out of cherry stones.
Page 277 - ask, and ye shall receive ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you ; for he that asketh, receiveth, and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
Page 296 - Stephen's head in the instant of his seeing the heavens opened, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Page 48 - The dramatis persona were, Mrs. Boscawen, Mrs. Garrick, and Miss Reynolds ; my beaux were Dr. Johnson, Dean Tucker, and last, but not least in our love, David Garrick. You know that wherever Johnson is, the confinement to the tea-table is rather a durable situation ; and it was an hour and a half before I got my enlargement.
Page 101 - I thought full as ill of it now as he did, and had only read it at an age when I was more subject to be caught by the wit, than able to discern the mischief. Of " Joseph Andrews " I declared my decided abhorrence.

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