The Spectator: A Digest-index

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G. Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1892 - Spectator - 178 pages
 

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Page viii - imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a Life beyond Life. 'Tis true no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is no great losse ; and revolutions of ages doe not oft recover the losse of a rejected truth, for the want of which whole nations fare the worse.
Page 114 - Turn. It is impossible for us, who live in the lat[t]er Ages of the World, to make Observations in Criticism, Morality, or in any Art or Science, which have not been touched upon by others. We have little else left us, but to represent the common Sense of Mankind in more
Page 25 - Were all books reduced to their quintessence, many a bulky Author would make his appearance in a penny paper : there would be scarce such a thing in Nature as a Folio. The works of an age would be contained on a few shelves, not to mention millions of volumes that would be utterly annihilated.
Page viii - itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth, but a good booke is the pretious life-blood of a Master-Spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a Life beyond
Page 32 - Cards. It is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards, with no other conversation but what is made up of a few game phrases, and no other ideas but those of black or red spots ranged together in different figures.
Page 84 - the Imagination than those of Art. The Works of Nature still more pleasant, the more they resemble those of Art. The Works of Art more pleasant, the more they resemble those of Nature. Our English Plantations and Gardens considered in the foregoing Light. PAPER V. " Of Architecture as it affects the Imagination. Greatness in Architecture
Page 53 - That lock up all the functions of my soul ; That keep me from myself, and still delay Life's instant business to a future day : That task, which as we follow, or despise. The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise : Which done, the poorest can no wants endure, And which not done, the richest must be poor.
Page 4 - I often consider Mankind as wholly inconsistent with itself in a Point that bears some Affinity to the former. Though we seem grieved at the Shortness of Life in general, we are wishing every Period of it at an end. The Minor longs tobe at Age, then to be a Man of
Page 94 - and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our Lives," says he, "are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought
Page 142 - In a Word, a Man might reply to one of these Comforters, as Augustus did to his Friend who advised him not to grieve for the Death of a Person whom he loved, because his Grief could not fetch him again : It is for that very Reason, said the Emperor, that I grieve.

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