Sketches and characters of the most eminent and most singular persons now living, by several hands [really by P. Thicknesse].

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Page 49 - The man who fights, and runs away, May live to fight another day," Said Butler in his deathless lay.
Page 46 - Irifi gentleman's name, giving fo dreadful an account of the intenfe heat in an infant Colony of ours in America ; that it would have deterred every reader, never to go there ! except he had been bred an Anchor Smith, or born under the torrid zone.
Page 79 - So also, where an officer is charged with behaving in a scandalous and infamous manner, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman...
Page 101 - Forgiveness to the injured does belong, But he ne'er pardons who has done the wrong.
Page 19 - We had an audience of this great man but twice, and we found him both times, drying his huckaback dirty hand towel at the fire, in order to enable it to serve another month, without the aid of a Uanchisseuse.
Page 134 - Admiral Byng, AT his execution ! who walked out of the cabin upon the quarter deck, with his hat under his arm, bowing to the right and left as he patted through the officers, &c.
Page 75 - ... originality of character. He looks upon mankind with very different eyes from the multitude ; and therefore his Ideas, from being uncommon, have by fools, and knaves, been deemed abfurd. Swift fays, when a great genius appears in the world, you may know him by this mark: " That all the dunces and blockheads are in
Page 137 - s midwife, when upon her death bed, fhe fqueezed a five hundred pound bank note into the hands of Dr. Nick — s, for writing the petition of the unborn babes.
Page 118 - Magazine several years later, 21 (March 1792), 167. "a desirable companion for a woman of delicacy." 2 The next year Philip Thicknesse printed the untrue story that while Sterne had been "wallowing in the luxuries of life, and expences of THE TOWN," his mother was being imprisoned for debt at York. Thicknesse professed to admire Sterne's works "as much, as any man living...
Page 117 - E- profefs to admire the works of this very extraordinary genius, as much, as any man living; and that we laid...

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