A Later Pepys: The Correspondence of Sir William Weller Pepys, Bart., Master in Chancery 1758-1825, Volume 2

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Page 139 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Page 294 - My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee : in a barren and dry land where no water is.
Page 162 - And fresh bedew'd with ever-spouting streams, Sits coolly calm ; while all the world without, Unsatisfied and sick, tosses in noon...
Page 302 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 308 - A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in clear dream and solemn vision, Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear, Till oft converse with heav'nly habitants Begin to cast a beam on th...
Page 393 - For Gain, not Glory, wing'd his roving flight, And grew immortal in his own despite.
Page 139 - Though poor the peasant's hut, his feasts though small, He sees his little lot, the lot of all; Sees no contiguous palace rear its head, To shame the meanness of his humble shed...
Page 247 - Pretender, and is much above ninety years old ; the finest figure you ever saw. He perfectly realizes all my ideas of Nestor. His literature is great, his knowledge of the world extensive, and his faculties as bright as ever ; he is one of the three persons still living who were mentioned by Pope ; Lord Mansfield and Lord Marchmont are the other two.
Page 255 - Sunday evening, however, I was a little alarmed ; they were preparing for music (sacred music was the ostensible thing), but before I had time to feel uneasy, Garrick turned round and said, ' Nine, you are a Sunday woman ; retire to your room I will recall you when the music is over.
Page 347 - The once fall'n woman must for ever fall ; For vice must have variety, while virtue Stands like the sun, and all which rolls around Drinks life, and light, and glory from her aspect.(') Ang.