The British Essayists: The Spectator
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Page 265 - care : His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend. ir. ' When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountain pant; To fertile
Page 130 - inquiring into the particular causes and occasions of it. A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and
Page 1 - always preferred cheerfulness to mirth. The latter I consider as an act, the former as an habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth who are subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy. On the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not
Page 128 - more delicate and diffusive kind of touch, that spreads itself over an infinite multitude of bodies, comprehends the largest figures, and brings into our reach some of the most remote parts of the universe. It is this sense which furnishes the imagination with, its ideas; so that by ' the pleasures of the imagination,' or ' fancy,
Page 263 - Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world. ANON. MAN, considered in himself, is a very helpless and a very wretched being. He is subject every moment to the greatest calamities and misfortunes. He is beset with dangers on
Page 12 - as, that one Englishman could beat three Frenchmen; that we could never be in danger of popery so long as we took care of our fleet; that the Thames was the noblest river in Europe; that London bridge was a greater piece of work than any of the seven wonders of the world ; with many other honest
Page 163 - He spoke, and awful bends his sable brows ; Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod, The stamp of fate, and sanction of the god : High heav'n with trembling the dread signal took, And all Olympus to the centre shook.
Page 256 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought, and curse not the rich in thy bed-chamber ; for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings
Page 12 - You must know," says sir Roger, ' I never make use of any body to row me, that has not lost either a leg or an arm. I would rather bate him a few strokes of his oar than not employ an honest man that has been wounded in the queen's service. If I was a lord