The wanderer: or, A collection of original tales and essays

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Page 82 - In shape and gesture proudly eminent, " Stood like a tower; his form had yet not lost " All her original brightness, nor appear'd " Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd, and th' excess " Of glory obscur'd ! as when the sun new risen " Looks through the horizontal misty air " Shorn of hi* beams, or from behind the moon.
Page 11 - And quite forgot their vices in their woe ; " Careless their merits or their faults to scan, " His pity gave ere charity began. " Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, " And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side;
Page 10 - he was, to all the country dear, " And passing rich with forty pounds a-year; " Remote from towns he ran his godly race, " Nor ere had chang'd, nor wish'd to change, his place; " Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for pow'r,
Page 187 - I cannot tell what you and other men " Think of this life ; but, for my single self, " I had as lief not be, as live to be " In awe of such a thing as I myself. " I was born free as Caesar ; so were you: • " We both have fed as well j and we can both " Endure the winter's cold as well as he.
Page i - Brest in a little brief authority ; *' Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, " His glassy essence; like an angry ape, " Plays such fantastic tricks before high heav'n " As make the angels weep.
Page 11 - Claim'd kindred there, and had his claims allow'd; " The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, " Sat by his fire, and talk'd the night away, " Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done,
Page 10 - By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour; ** Far other aims his heart had learn'd to prize, " More bent to raise the wretched than to rise. " His house was known to all the vagrant train;
Page 134 - O curse of marriage, " That we can call these delicate creatures ours, " And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad» " And live upon the vapour of a dungeon, "Than keep a corner in the thing
Page 127 - Teach nothing but to name his tools. " But, when he pleas'd to shew't, his speech " In loftiness of sound was rich ; "A Babylonish dialect, " Which learned pedants much affect : " It was a party-colour'd dress " Of patch'd and pieball'd languages: " 'Twas English cut on Greek and Latin, " Like fustian heretofore on satin:
Page 99 - Withal, as large a charter as the wind, " To blow on whom I please ; for so fools have: " And they that are most galled with my folly, " They most must laugh.'

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