Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year ...

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Page 171 - What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison, HUGHES.
Page 172 - You see, Hylas, the water of yonder fountain, how it is forced upwards, in a round column, to a certain height ; at which it breaks and falls back into the basin from whence it rose : its ascent as well as descent, proceeding from the same uniform law or principle of gravitation. Just so, the same principles which at first view lead to scepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
Page 181 - E'en such is man ; whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done. The rose withers ; the blossom blasteth ; The flower fades ; the morning hasteth ; The sun sets, the shadow flies ; The gourd consumes; the man he dies...
Page 122 - York stood at the time of the execution of the will in question limited to the use of the deceased and his assigns for life, with remainder to the use of his first and other sons successively, according to seniority, in tail male, with divers remainders over.
Page 180 - So fair, strong, wise, so rich, so young is man ! So fair is man, that death, a parting blast, Blasts his fair flower, and makes him earth at last; So strong is man, that with a gasping breath He totters, and bequeaths his strength to death ; So wise is man, that if with death he...
Page 83 - And indeed something like this institution of hundreds may be traced back as far as the ancient Germans, from whom were derived both the Franks who became masters of Gaul, and the Saxons who settled in England : for both the thing and the name, as a territorial assemblage of persons, from which afterwards the territory itself might probably receive its denomination, were well known to that warlike people...
Page 180 - Microbiblion " LIKE as the damask rose you see, Or like the blossom on the tree, Or like the dainty flower of May, Or like the morning of the day, Or like the sun, or like the shade, Or like the gourd which Jonas had; Even such is man, whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done.
Page 171 - His prose is the model of the middle style; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not grovelling; pure without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration; always equable, and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his track to snatch a grace; he seeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations.
Page 169 - ... indoctrines the rude in civility, the dull in intellectuality, the heavy in jocosity, the blunt in gentility, the vulgar in nobility, and all of them in that unutterable perfection of human utterance, that eloquence which no other eloquence is sufiicient to praise, that art which, when we call it by its own name of Euphuism, we bestow on it its richest panegyric.
Page 194 - President, in the Chair. The following gentlemen were elected Members of the Society— GUSTAV SELIGMANN.

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