The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 5
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 102 - ... the gamester, light and jolly, There the lender, grave and sly. Wealth, my lad, was made to wander, Let it wander as it will ; Call the jockey, call the pander, Bid them come and take their fill. When the bonny blade carouses, Pockets full, and spirits high — What are acres ? what are houses ? Only dirt, or wet or dry. Should the guardian friend or mother Tell the woes of wilful waste; Scorn their counsel, scorn their pother, — You can hang or drown at last.
Page 33 - And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, thus saith the Lord God ; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
Page 343 - So tie my hands as fast behind, as can be ; " Or nature may assert her reign, My arms assist, my will restrain, And swimming, I once more regain my troubles." With eager haste the dame complies, While joy stands glistening in her eyes : Already, in her thoughts, he dies before her. "Yet, when I view the rolling tide, Nature revolts," he said ; " beside, I would not be a suicide, and die thus.
Page 287 - I may hear myfelf, and fo we may all hear one another; and truly there is great reafon for it ; for by hearing we convey our reafon one to another. Now that I have reafon, I will prove, for every man is a rational creature : now I am a. man, therefore I am a reafonable creature. Gentlemen, this makes as much for you as for me, for by this do I prove you likewife' to be rational creatures, and fo fit to be fherifts.
Page 261 - Some of them took his advice; and his wealth grew with his reputation. The abbe Pons extolled this quack, and gave him the preference to the Marischal de Villars : " the latter," said he, " kills men ; the former prolongs their existence.
Page 260 - In 1728, one Villars told his friends in confidence, that his uncle, who had lived almost an hundred years, and who died only by accident, had left him a certain preparation, which had the virtue to prolong a man's life to an hundred and fifty years, if he lived with sobriety. When he happened to observe the procession of a funeral, he shrugged up his shoulders in pity: if the deceased, said he.
Page 191 - Now sing ye the death-song, and loudly pray For the soul of my Knight so dear ; And call me a widow this wretched day, Since the warning of God is here ! For...
Page 287 - At firft you played with thefe edged tools in your military and artillery grounds, and made (port with them before your wives ; but I think they have made fport with you fince. Truly, for my part, I cannot tell what to do for thefe edged tools; and I believe you are in a quandary too: for my part, I refolve never to meddle with them; and I hope God has given you fo much grace and cowardice, as to do fo too. King James would never meddle with them, you know: now, if you 407 will not take my foolifli...
Page 343 - No more let feuds our peace divide, I'll end them. " Weary of life, and quite resigned, To drown I have made up my mind, So tie my hands as fast behind . ' . . As can be : " Or Nature may assert her reign, My arms assist, my will restrain, And swimming, I once more regain My troubles." With eager haste the dame complies, While joy stands...
Page 246 - ... his companionable qualities. You will be surprised to hear, that, by a fortunate connection, he is become dean of . The first time I saw him after his preferment, I stretched out my hand to him, to wish him joy, in quality of an old friend and associate, but could only grasp the tip of his longest finger : he made me, however, a very polite bow, and told me his dinner was always on table at half after five, if I ever came his way. He left me in such utter surprise, that I was fixed on the spot...