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Page 236 - Look not alone on youthful Prime, Or Manhood's active might; Man then is useful to his kind, Supported is his right: But see him on the edge of life, With Cares and Sorrows worn; Then Age and Want - oh! ill-match'd pair Show Man was made to mourn.
Page 196 - ... with his views of an hereafter. In a word, his hopes are full of immortality, his schemes...
Page 501 - ... that seriousness is the greatest wisdom, temperance the best physic, and a good conscience the best estate. And were I to live again, I would change the court for a cloister, my privy-counsellor's bustle for a hermit's retirement, and the whole life I have lived in the palace, for an hour's enjoyment of God in the chapel. All things now forsake me, except my God, my duty, and my prayers.
Page 393 - But she was resolved, for her part, to spoil no more girls ; those who were to live by their hands, should neither read nor write out of her pocket ; the world was bad enough already, and she would have no part in making it worse.
Page 195 - Child of the Sun, refulgent SUMMER comes, In pride of youth, and felt through Nature's depth : He comes attended by the sultry Hours, And ever-fanning breezes, on his way: While, from his ardent look, the turning Spring Averts her blushful face; and earth, and skies, All-smiling, to his hot dominion leaves.
Page 393 - At last the chief of our subscribers having passed a winter in London, came down full of an opinion new and strange to the whole country. She held it little less than criminal to teach poor girls to read and write. They who are born to poverty, she said, are born to ignorance, and will work the harder the less they know.
Page 188 - It is furely an unfatisfactory idea, : to live and die without purfuing any other purpofe than the low one of perfonal gratification. A thoufand pleafures and advantages we have received from the difinterefted efforts of thofe who have gone before us, and it is incumbent on every generation to do fomething not only only for the benefit of contemporaries but of thofe alfo who are to follow.
Page 81 - I have seen much and enjoyed much of this world ; but I never knew how to live till now. I thank my good God, who has given me time to know him and likewise myself. All the comfort I have, and all the comfort I take, and which is more than the whole world can give, is the knowledge of God's love in my heart, and the reading in this blessed book," laying his hand on the Bible.
Page 14 - Bologna sausages, and another the dried tongues he had eaten, was some mitigation of his pain. If all men, when they are either out of health, or out of humour, would vent their rage after the manner of this Frenchman, the world would be a much quieter one than we see it at present.