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Page 87 - I have heard, That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Page 351 - They will be variously criticised ; you will defend them ; you will abuse those that have attacked you ; expostulations, discussions, letters, possibly challenges will go forward; you will shun your brethren, they will shun you. In the mean time gentlemen will avoid your friendship, for fear of being engaged in your quarrels ; you will fall into distresses, which will only aggravate your disposition for farther quarrels; you will be obliged for maintenance to do any thing for any body; your very...
Page 270 - I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun...
Page 177 - At this season of the year, and in this gloomy uncomfortable climate, it is no easy matter for the owner of a mind like mine, to divert it from sad subjects, and fix it upon such as may administer to its amusement.
Page 446 - The Atrocities of the Pirates; being a Faithful Narrative of the Unparalleled Sufferings endured by the author during his captivity among the Pirates of the Island of Cuba; with an Account of the Excesses and Barbarities of those Inhuman Freebooters.
Page 175 - No voice divine the storm allayed, No light propitious shone, When, snatched from all effectual aid, We perished, each alone : But I beneath a rougher sea, And whelmed in deeper gulfs than he.
Page 310 - Words become general, by being made the signs of general ideas ; and ideas become general, by separating from them the circumstances of time, and place, and any other ideas, that may determine them to this or that particular existence.
Page 294 - O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Page 176 - as I frequently spend, are but a miserable prelude to the succeeding day, and indispose me above all things to the business of writing ; yet with a pen in my hand, if I am able to write at all, I find myself gradually relieved ; and as I am glad of any employment that may serve to engage my attention, so especially 1 am pleased with an opportunity of conversing with you, though it be but upon paper.