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Tract of Education.
I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but strait conduct ye to a hil side, where I will point ye out the right path of a verti ous and noble education; laborious indeed at the fir ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodl prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that th harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of vertue; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men, and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air calm and pleasant, it were an injury and a sullennes against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and par take in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
As good almost kill a Man, as kill a good Booke; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, God's Image; but he who destroys a good Booke kills reason itselfe. . . .
A good book is the pretious life-blood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
History of England. Book 1. ad fin.
By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travailed through a Region of smooth or idle Dreams, our History now arrives on the Confines, where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at far distance, true colors and shapes.
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.
For truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.
Iconoclastes xxiiii. ad fin.
For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered. by the borrower, among good authors is accounted. Plagiarè.
Fables from several Authors. Fable 398.
Though this may be play to you,
"Tis death to us.
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We grant, altho' he had much wit,
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Besides, 't is known he could speak Greek As naturally as pigs squeak.
That Latin was no more difficile,
Than to a blackbird 't is to whistle.
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He could distinguish, and divide
A hair, 'twixt south and south-west side.
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For rhetoric, he could not ope
His mouth, but out there flew a trope.
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Whatever sceptic could inquire for,
For every why he had a wherefore.
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He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly.
Hudibras - Continued.
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Such as take lodgings in a head
That's to be let unfurnished.*
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And prove their doctrine orthodox,
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Compound for sins they are inclined to,
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For rhyme the rudder is of verses,
With which, like ships, they steer their courses.
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He ne'er considered it, as loth
To look a gift-horse in the mouth.
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And force them, though it was in spite
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Quoth Hudibras, "I smell a rat;
* Often the cockloft is empty, in those which nature hath built many stories high. Holy and Profane State. B. v. ch. xviii. FULLEB
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Or shear swine, all cry and no wool.
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And bid the devil take the hin'most,
Which at this race is like to win most.
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With many a stiff thwack, many a bang,
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Ay me! what perils do environ
The man that meddles with cold iron.
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Nor do I know what is become
Of him, more than the Pope of Rome.
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H' had got a hurt
O' th' inside of a deadlier sort.
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I am not now in fortune's power;
He that is down can fall no lower.*
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Outrun the Constable at last.
*He that is down need fear no fall.