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Page 80 - The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart : and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Page 258 - Addison; which, though hitherto suppressed, yet, when once known, is insuppressible, of a nature too rare, too striking to be forgotten. For, after a long and manly, but vain, struggle with his distemper, he dismissed his physicians, and with them all hopes of life. But with his hopes of life he dismissed not his concern for the living, but sent for a youth nearly related and finely accomplished, yet not above being the better for good impressions from a dying friend.
Page 265 - I must inform the reader that, when I began this first book, I had some thoughts of translating the whole Iliad ; but had the pleasure of being diverted from that design, by finding the work was fallen into a much abler hand. I would not therefore be thought to have any other view in publishing this small specimen of Homer's Iliad, than to bespeak, if possible, the favour of the public to a translation of Homer's Odysseis, wherein I have already made some progress.
Page 13 - Drummond in a hobby horse, and Brakin the recorder of the town, under the name of Ignoramus, a common lawyer, bare great parts. The thing was full of mirth and variety, with many excellent actors (among whom the Lord Compton's son, though least, was not worst), but more than half marred with extreme length.
Page 106 - Laud, that the reputation of the latter was increased by depreciating that of the former. They were indeed men of very different frames, and the parts they took in the affairs both of church and state as disagreeing.
Page 95 - Alas, I now repent me sore that ever I suffered you to go away. I care for match, nor nothing, so I may once have you in my arms again. God grant it, God grant it, God grant it, amen, amen, 437 amen!
Page 329 - The study of the classics, together with a colder magic and a tamer mythology, introduced method into composition : and the universal ambition of rivalling those new patterns of excellence, the faultless models of Greece and Rome, produced that bane of invention, IMITATION. Erudition was made to act upon genius. Fancy was weakened by reflection and philosophy. The fashion of treating every thing scientifically, applied speculation and theory to the arts of writing.
Page 95 - I suffered you to go away. I care for match nor nothing so I may once have you in my arms again ; God grant it, God grant it, God grant it ; Amen, amen, amen ! I protest ye shall be as heartily welcome as if ye had done all things ye went for, so that I may once have you in my arms again, and God bless you both, my only sweet son and my only best sweet servant, and let me hear from you quickly with all speed, as ye love my life ; and so God send you a happy and joyful meeting in the arms of your...
Page 13 - Waiden and Henry Howard's wife; which were all that I remember. The Lord Treafurer kept there a , very great port and magnificent table, with the expence of a thoufand pounds a day, as is faid ; but that feems too large an allowance ; but fure his...
Page 14 - Weftfield ; but it would not be; neither the King's intreaty for John Dun would prevail ; yet they are threatened with a mandate, which, if it come, it is like they will obey; but they are refolved to give him fuch a blow withal, that he were better be without it.

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