The Projector: A Periodical Paper, Volume 3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815
 

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Page 109 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Page 64 - ... set their thoughts more on words than things. Nay, because words are many of them learned before the ideas are known for which they stand: therefore some, not only children but men, speak several words no otherwise than parrots do, only because they have learned them, and have been accustomed to those sounds.
Page 120 - As shades more sweetly recommend the light. So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit; For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies perish through excess of blood.
Page 22 - Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear; And chastise with the valour of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crown'd withal.
Page 131 - The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.
Page 246 - I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, the reason why I cannot tell, But this I know and know full well, I do not love thee, Dr. Fell...
Page 96 - In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 179 - It does not signify," pursued Johnson, "that the fear of something made him resolve; it is upon the state of his mind, after the resolution is taken, that I argue. Suppose a man either from fear, or pride, or conscience, or whatever motive, has resolved to kill himself; when once the resolution is taken he has nothing to fear. He may then go and take the King of Prussia by the nose at the head of his army. He cannot fear the rack who is determined to kill himself.
Page 356 - ... but that which we call common sense, suffers under that word; for it sometimes implies no more than that faculty which is common to all men, but sometimes signifies right reason, and what all men should consent to.
Page 21 - LADIES. — The delicate and restrained condition which custom imposes on females, subjects them to great disadvantages. — Mrs. Morris offers to remove them. Ladies or Gentlemen who have formed predilections, may be assisted in obtaining the objects of their affections...

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