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Page 158 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night, And would have told him half his Troy was burn'd; But Priam found the fire ere he his tongue, And I my Percy's death ere thou report'st it.
Page 373 - The motive, too, of the relater, often helps out the unimportance of his relation ; and to the ingenuous and susceptible, there is a feeling not unpleasant in allowing for the partiality of gratitude, and the tediousness of him who recounts his obligations. The virtuous connections of life and of the heart it is always pleasing to trace, even though the objects are neither new nor striking.
Page 374 - ... mortifications. His abilities in his profession, accompanied with perfect integrity and unabating diligence, enabled him after the first difficulties were overcome, to get on with rapid success.
Page 374 - Dr. Franklin, originally a Printer like Mr. Strahan, and his fellow-workman in early life in a...
Page 374 - I mean, that great literary property which he acquired by purchasing the copyrights of some of the most celebrated Authors of the time. In this his liberality kept equal pace with his prudence, • and in some cases went perhaps rather beyond it. Never had such rewards been given to the labours of literary men, as now were. •received from him and his associates in those purchases of copyrights from Authors.
Page 349 - That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Page 380 - ... such farther duty to continue so long only as the internal consumption shall be charged with the duty or duties to balance which it shall be imposed ; and that where there is a duty on the importation of the raw material of any manufacture in one kingdom, greater than the like duty on raw materials in the other, such manufacture may, on its importation into the other kingdom...
Page 111 - As she was fetching away the last piece, they levelled their muskets at the cubs, and shot them both dead ; and in her retreat they wounded the dam, but not mortally. It would have drawn tears of pity from any but unfeeling minds, to have marked the affectionate concern expressed by this poor beast, in the dying moments of her expiring young.
Page 111 - They proved to be a she bear, and her two cubs ; but the cubs were nearly as large as the dam. They ran eagerly to the fire, and drew out from the flames part of the flesh of the sea-horse, that remained unconsumed, and ate it voraciously. The crew, from the ship, threw...
Page 133 - My dear girl ! you are vastly followed I hear. Do not let the love of finery, or any other inducement, prevail upon you to commit an indiscretion. Men in general are rascals. You are young and engaging, and therefore ought to be doubly cautious. If you want anything in my power which money can purchase, come to me, and say, ' James Quin, give me such a thing,' and my purse shall be always at your service.