The Flowers of Wit, Bände 1-2

O. D. Cooke, 1825
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Seite 44 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Seite 95 - Upon the whole, there was in this man something that could create, subvert, or reform ; an understanding, a spirit, and an eloquence, to summon mankind to society, or to break the bonds of slavery asunder, and to rule the wilderness of free minds with unbounded authority ; something that could establish or overwhelm empire, and strike a blow in the world that should resound through the universe.
Seite 139 - Berry, when he comprehended the scope of the design, exclaimed with transport : " If we succeed, what will the world say ? " — " There is no if in the case," replied the Admiral. " That we shall succeed i9 certain ; -who may live to tell the story, is a very different question.
Seite 92 - who behaves unkindly to his wife, deserves to have his house burnt over his head." " If you think so," said Garrick, " I hope your house is insured.
Seite 96 - I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because whatever I do else but learning is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me.
Seite 77 - Where no beam in your eye lights up peace in the breast ; And the sharp thorn of sorrow sinks deep in the heart, Till the sweet lip of woman assuages the smart ; 'Tis hers o'er the couch of misfortune to bend, In fondness a lover, in firmness a friend ; And prosperity's hour, be it ever confess'd, From woman receives both refinement and zest ; And adorn'd by the bay, or enwreath'd with the willow, Her smile is our meed, and her bosom our pillow.
Seite 9 - And what do you think, my lord, I should do with him ? ' " Lord Holdernesse owned that he was puzzled how to reply ; for, if he declared his real sentiments, they might savour of indifference to the royal family. The king perceived his embarrassment, and extricated him from it by adding, ' My lord, I shall just do nothing at all; and when he is tired of England, he will go abroad again.
Seite 75 - tis not a jest Admir'd with laughter at a feast, Nor florid talk which can that title gain; The proofs of wit for ever must remain.
Seite 66 - In a word, as he was guilty of many crimes, against which damnation is denounced, and for which hell-fire is prepared, so he had some good qualities which have caused the memory of some men in all ages to be celebrated ; and he will be looked upon by posterity as a brave wicked man.
Seite 46 - Glory is the reward of science, and those who deserve it scorn all meaner views...

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