The Comforts of Human Life, Or, Smiles and Laughter of Charles Chearful and Martin Merryfellow: In Seven Dialogues

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Oddy and Company, 1807 - 226 pages

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Page 85 - Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Page 118 - How ill the motion with the music suits, So Orpheus fiddled, and so danced the brutes.
Page 111 - Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore, Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore.
Page 83 - ... thinking how many discontented half-pay lieutenants are in vain seeking promotion all their lives, and obliged to put up with " the insolence of office, and the spurns which patient merit of the unworthy takes...
Page 114 - to *' clip and fall in a ludicrous posture in " skaiting?" — This is the best amusement of the sport. It excites more merriment than if one should run ten miles without a fall. It makes those around laugh so heartily, that the person who falls cannot but laugh himself full as merrily as any one among them. Look at boys amidst their diversions — the merriment comes chiefly from the tricks, ludicrous accidents, and surprises, sucii as your fall on the ice, which happens as the game proceeds. In...
Page i - Comforts of Human Life ; or Smiles and Laughter of Charles Chearful and Martin Merryfellow. In seven Dialogues. Second edition. Lond. Oddy, 1807, coloured front, by Green. »The Pleasures of Human Life, or 'the Miseries' turned topsy-turvy, by Hilariua Benevolus (John Britton).
Page vi - He that is so nice a connoisseur in good-eating, as to find, that, of twenty dishes, of any one of which I eat with appetite, there is none so dressed as to be fit to be tasted by an Epicure of his nice skill, has, by this, only the misluck to make a bad dinner, while I, at the same table, enjoy a very good one.
Page 2 - His comrade seems to intliral him with the power of an evil genius. He shrinks from every grasp of the other, — and shudders at his every word, — yet still •cleaves to him. Sen But " the torment of gravel in Ihe i-ooi, which you have endured till it becomes absolutely intolerable!
Page 1 - The very phizze.> of unappeasable Discontent and sneaking Despondency close together, like those of Philip and Mary on a shilling! Did you ever before see two such figures. Chearful? That meagre...
Page 29 - Tis nothing. Take off your boot . Use your hands " Hi motus animorum, et haec certam'ma tanta, " fjciguij'aclupuhtrii, compressa, quiescent." The pleasure of finding that one can so easily rid one's self of such an annoyance, much more than compensates for the slight uneasiness it lias given. HTcrry. What? call you it a misery "to *' clip and fall in a ludicrous posture in

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