Quarrels of authors. Character of James the First. Literary miscellanies

Baudry's European library, 1840

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Seite 9 - Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world. Like a Colossus ; and we petty men Walk under 'iis huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Seite 78 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Seite 201 - But you have so many friends to oblige, had you the world to dispose of !" "Shall I be the better for that when I am dead 3" " No," repeated the sublime cynic, "I would give the whole world to live one day.
Seite 197 - This was the Fell whom it was so difficult to assign a reason for not liking : I don't like thee, Dr. Fell, The reason why I cannot tell, But I don't like thee, Dr.
Seite 322 - His lieutenant here ye should remain : Reward the just ; be steadfast, true, and plain ; Repress the proud, maintaining aye the right ; Walk always so as ever in His sight, Who guards the godly, plaguing the profane. And so ye shall in princely virtues shine, Resembling right your mighty King divine.
Seite 362 - I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its conftruftion, and fomething to the harmony of its cadence.
Seite 249 - Caps" — ( ie the square caps the bishops wore ). But another of these five hundred sons, who declares himself to be his " reverend and elder brother, heir to the renowned Martin Mar-Prelate the Great...
Seite 155 - But it is high time to strike sail and cast anchor (though I have run but half my course), when, at the helm, I am threatened with death ; who, though he can visit us but once, seems troublesome ; and, even in the innocent, may beget such gravity as diverts the music of verse.
Seite 222 - On every stage : and I at last, unwilling, But weary, I confess, of so much trouble, Thought I would try if shame could win upon 'em ; And therefore chose Augustus...

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