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Page 53 - ... are quickly recollected; and the future lies beyond the grave, where it can be reached only by virtue and devotion. Piety is the only proper and adequate relief of decaying man.
Page 36 - Twere no great loss," the friend replies; "For if they always serve you thus, You'll find them but of little use." So high at last the contest rose, From words they almost came to blows: When luckily came by a third; To him the question they referred; And begged he'd tell them, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue. "Sirs," cries the umpire, "cease your pother, The creature's neither one nor t'other.
Page 70 - ... to the king his brother, and found him resolved not to take the sacrament which the Protestant bishops had pressed him to receive ; that this had surprised them much, but that one or other of them would remain always in the room, if he did not find a pretence to make everybody leave it...
Page 70 - ... death. Thus without any further precaution the duke of York stooped down to the king his brother's ear, after having ordered that no one should approach. I was in the room, and more than twenty persons at the door, which was open. What the duke of York said was not heard; but the king of England said from time to time very loud, "Yes, with all my heart.
Page 132 - ... than fail of payment at the day appointed : And this they have often been obliged to do, only in order (as they fay) to fulfil their engagements, and to fave their honour.
Page 208 - ... which had been gathered at Terra del Fuego. Of eatable vegetables there are but few ; our people, indeed, who had been long at sea, eat, with equal pleasure and advantage, of wild celery, and a kind of cresses, which grew in great abundance upon all parts of the sea-shore.
Page 36 - I've got it yet, And can produce it." " Pray, Sir, do ; I'll lay my life the thing is blue." And I'll be fworn that, when you've feen• The reptile, you'll pronounce him green." " Well then, at once to eafe the doubt," Replies the man, " I'll turn him out ; " And, when before your eyes I've fet him, " If you do'nt find him black, I'll eat him.
Page 207 - In this country there are no quadrupeds but dogs and rats, at least we saw no other, and the rats are so scarce that many of us never saw them. The dogs live with the people, who breed them for no other purpose than to eat : there might indeed be quadrupeds that we did not see ; but this is not probable, because the chief pride of the...