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Page 26 - ... for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully, one from another, ideas, wherein can be found the least difference, thereby to avoid being misled by similitude, and by affinity to take one thing for another.
Page 126 - Not sunk by sloth, nor rais'd by servitude ; To balance fortune by a just expense, Join with economy, magnificence ; With splendour, charity ; with plenty, health ; Oh teach us, Bathurst ! yet unspoil'd by wealth ! That secret rare, between th' extremes to move Of mad Good-nature, and of mean Self-love.
Page 117 - Maevius scribble in Apollo's spite, There are who judge still worse than he can write. Some have at first for wits, then poets past, Turn'd critics next, and prov'd plain fools at last. Some neither can for wits nor critics pass, As heavy mules are neither horse nor ass.
Page 111 - I look upon tranquillity of mind and patience to contribute as much as any thing whatever to the curing diseases. On this principle I account for the circumstance of animals not labouring under illness so long as human beings. Brutes do not think so much as we, nor vex themselves about futurity; but endure their maladies without reflecting on them, and recover from them by the sole means of temperance and repose.
Page 192 - He was famous for his piety and his professional labour* saints : hence toe-saint, or toe-sin in process of time. But Pliny reports, that many ages before his time bells were in use, and called Tintinnabula; and Suetonius says,, that Augustus had one put at the gate of the temple of Jupiter, to call the meeting of the people.
Page 79 - Sol uescit comitis non memor esse sui. Where'er old Ocean's boundless waters roll, Have borne, great Drake, thy bark from pole to pole. Should envious mortals o'er thy labours sleep, The stars, which led thee thro' the ventrous deep, Shall tell thy praises; and thy well-earn'd fame The sun, thy fellow traveller, proclaim.
Page 195 - Since half the senate Not Content can say, Geese nations save, and puppies plots betray. What makes him model realms and counsel kings:' An incapacity for smaller things. Poor Chremes can't conduct his own estate, And thence has undertaken Europe's fate. Gehenno leaves the realm to Chremes...
Page 133 - John Quebecca, precentor to My Lord the King. When he is admitted to the choir of angels, whose society he will embellish, and where he will distinguish himself by his powers of song, God shall say to the angels, " Cease, ye calves 1 and let me hear John Queoecca, the precentor of My Lord the King...
Page 133 - ... midnight, and in bed, whilst he waited to carry it to the press. 437''"THE chief companions of Addison were Steele, Budgell, Philips, Carey, Davenant, and Colonel Bret. With one or other of these he always breakfasted. He studied all the morning, then dined at a tavern, and went afterwards to Button's. A LADY once complained to Segrais of the "* evil influence of her natal star, which had occasioned her to commit such an action against her will. " Madam," replied Segrais (awaking from a reverie),...
Page 78 - In age, youth, and manhood, three wives have I tried, Whose qualities rare all my wants have supplied. The first, goaded on by the ardour of youth, I woo'd for the sake of her person, forsooth: The second I took for the sake of her purse; And the third — for what reason? I wanted a nurse.