The miseries of human life

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Published and sold by Belcher and Armstrong, State Street, 1807 - 225 pages
 

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Page 189 - 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 iii - The Miseries of Human Life ; or the Last Groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, with a few supplementary Sighs from Mrs. Testy.
Page 170 - 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 171 - Now, do, miss let me count the creases in your face there's one, there's two, there's three," &c. : or, accosting another lady in the same explicit strain, electrifies you by breaking out with, "Why do you come here so often for, do you know, my aunt always says she can t abide you don't you, aunt?
Page 167 - And rouse him, like a rattling Peal of Thunder. Hark, hark, the horrid Sound Has rais'd up his Head; As awak'd from the Dead, And amaz'd, he stares around. Revenge, revenge...
Page 57 - Ladies, like variegated tulips, show, 'Tis to their changes half their charms we owe; Fine by defect, and delicately weak, Their happy spots the nice admirer take. 'Twas thus 'Calypso once each heart...
Page 171 - 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 280 - Taking a step more or a step less than you want in going up or down stairs. The task of inventing a new dinner every morning devolving on you in the long absence of your wife. On shaking off a long reverie, the sudden consciousness that, during the whole of your absent fit, your eyes have been intently fixed on a letter which a stranger is writing or reading close at your elbow.
Page 119 - At a long table, after dinner, the eyes of the whole company drawn upon you by a loud observation that you are strikingly like Mrs. or Miss , particularly when you smile. The mental famine created among poor students by the modern luxury of the press hot-pressed paper Bulmer's types vignettes in every page, &c. , obliging every reader with less than...
Page 131 - ... to tear yourself away. Wandering from one shop to another in search of a book, and finding twenty copies of it, of a date immediately before and after that of the only edition which will be of any use to you, and which you, consequently, 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...

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