The miseries of human life; or, The last groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, by J. Beresford

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Page 191 - See what a grace was seated on this brow ; Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself, An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill ; A combination and a form indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal To give the world assurance of a man : This was your husband.
Page 173 - While you are busily leaning over your writing, with two other persons in the room, a friend and an enemy, hearing the latter, as you think, go out ; then, with your eyes still upon your paper, suddenly venting all your smothered spleen against the absentee to the remaining person, whose unaccountable silence in return induces you to raise your head from your employment, and ! "After eating mushrooms, the lively interest you take in the debate that accidentally follows, upon the question, '...
Page 172 - ... never find. The state of writhing torture into which you are occasionally thrown by the sudden and unexpected questions or remarks of a child before a large company ; a little wretch of your own, for instance, that will run up to an unmarried lady (one who would rather be thought a youthful sinner than an...
Page 173 - ... an elderly saint), and then harrow you by crying out, before you have time to gag it, " Now, do, miss let me count the creases in your face there's one, there's two, there's three,

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