What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
able advantage amusements appearance attention beauty believe cause claim common considered continued danger death delight desire discover duty easily effect employed endeavoured equally excellence expected eyes favour fear folly force fortune frequently friends gain give greater hand happiness heart honour hope hour human ignorance imagination importance inclination influence interest kind knowledge labour ladies learning least less lives longer look lost mankind means ment mind nature necessary neglect never NUMB numbers object observed once opinion passed passions performances perhaps perpetual pleased pleasure praise present produce publick raise RAMBLER reason receive regard remarks rest scarcely seems seldom short single sometimes soon sound success suffer sufficient surely thing thought thousand tion truth turn understanding universal virtue wish writers young
Page 441 - So much I feel my genial spirits droop, My hopes all flat, nature within me seems In all her functions weary of herself ; My race of glory run, and race of shame, And I shall shortly be with them that rest.
Page 104 - ... harmonically conjoined, and, by consequence, the flow of the verse is longer interrupted, It is pronounced by Dryden, that a line of monosyllables is almost always harsh. This, with regard to our language, is evidently true, not because monosyllables cannot compose harmony, but because our monosyllables being of Teutonick original, or formed by contraction, commonly begin and end with consonants, as, • Every lower faculty Of sense, whereby they hear, see, smell, touch, taste.
Page 443 - The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. Since light so necessary is to life, And almost life itself, if it be true That light is in the Soul, She all in every part; why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye confined?
Page 435 - He tugg'd, he shook, till down they came and drew The whole roof after them, with burst of thunder Upon the heads of all who sat beneath, Lords, ladies, captains, counsellors...
Page 148 - I fled, and cried out Death; Hell trembled at the hideous name, and sighed From all her caves, and back resounded Death.
Page 120 - gan war, and fowl with fowl, And fish with fish ; to graze the herb all leaving Devour'd each other ; nor stood much in awe Of man, but fled him, or, with countenance grim, Glared on him passing.
Page 411 - Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell.
Page 94 - But thou hast promised from us two a race To fill the earth, who shall with us extol Thy goodness infinite ; both when we wake, And when we seek, as now, thy gift of sleep.