The Spirit of the Public Journals, Volume 12

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
R. Phillips, 1809
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.

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Page 187 - Lay rotting in the sun : But things like that, you know, must be After a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Marlbro' won And our good Prince Eugene"; "Why 'twas a very wicked thing!
Page 42 - Neither party he says, should always obey implicitly; but each yield to the other by turns. An ancient maiden aunt, near seventy, a cheerful, venerable, and pleasant old lady, lives in the house with us; she is the delight of both young and old; she is civil to all the neighborhood round, generous and charitable to the poor.
Page 260 - AN Eton stripling, training for the Law, A Dunce at Syntax, but a Dab at Taw, One happy Christmas, laid upon the shelf His cap...
Page 25 - Old, And yet she is a Pope. No King her feet did ever kiss. Or had from her worse look than this; Nor did she ever hope, To saint one with a Rope. And yet she is a Pope. A Female Pope you'l say; a second Joan ? No, sure; she is Pope Innocent, or none.
Page 322 - I hope you will allow me to make a few remarks on the dread of excessive Population, which has lately seized some philosophers, and produced, I must confess, some ingenious treatises.
Page 59 - He speaks the kindest words, and looks such things, Vows with such passion, swears with so much grace, That 'tis a kind of heaven to be deluded by him.
Page 42 - of his love,) often makes me blush for the unworthiness of its object, and wish I could be more deserving of the man whose name I bear. To say all in one word, my dear, and to crown the whole, my former gallant lover is now my indulgent husband, my fondness is returned and I might have had a Prince, without the felicity I find in him.
Page 173 - Did twist together with its whiskers, And twine so close, that Time should never, In life or death, their fortunes sever, But with his rusty sickle mow Both down together at a blow. So learned Taliacotius', from The brawny part of porter's bum, Cut supplemental noses, which Would last as long as parent breech, But when the date of Nock was out, Off dropt the sympathetic snout.
Page 54 - Yes, my Lord, it is me.' { I am surprised to see 'you in such a place,' added his Lordship. ' And I 'am equally astonished at seeing your Lordship; but 'you must know, my Lord, that I am afflicted with 'a pain in the chest, attended at times with a difficulty 'of utterance. Your Lordship may easily perceive ' how I am affected at this moment/ ' 1 do perceive ' it, indeed/ rejoined the church dignitary.
Page 64 - Love's telegraph. If a gentleman wants a wife, he wears a ring on the first finger of the left hand ; if he be engaged, he wears it on the second finger ; if married, on the third ; and on the fourth, if he never intends to be married. When a lady is not engaged, she wears a hoop or diamond on...

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