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Page 348 - are a guide in youth and an entertainment for age. They support us under solitude, and keep us from being a burden to ourselves. They help us to forget the crossness of men and things; compose our cares and our passions; and lay our disappointments asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
Page 79 - The more distinct development of the notion of such chemical attraction, gradually made its way among the chemists of the latter part of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century, as we may see in the writings of Boyle, Newton, and their followers.
Page 244 - It appears that the price of admission to the lords' room, over the stage, at the period alluded to was one shilling, for Decker in the Gul's Horne-booke, 1609, says, " at a new play you take up the twelve-penny room, next the stage, because the lords and you may seem to bee hail fellow well met.
Page 151 - I no sooner (saith he) come into the library, but I bolt the door to me, excluding lust, ambition, avarice, and all such vices, whose nurse is Idleness, the mother of Ignorance, and Melancholy herself, and in the very lap of eternity, amongst so many divine souls, I take my seat with so lofty a spirit and sweet content, that I pity all our great ones, and rich men that know not this happiness.
Page 22 - To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of another man's brain. Now I think a man of quality and breeding may be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own.
Page 108 - In addition to the Dictionary of Words, with their pronunciation, etymology, alternative spellings, and various meanings, illustrated by quotations and numerous woodcuts, there are several valuable appendices, comprising a Pronouncing Gazetteer of the World ; Vocabularies of Scripture, Greek, Latin, and English Proper Names ; a Dictionary of the noted Names of Fiction ; a Brief History of the English Language ; a Dictionary of Foreign Quotations, Words, Phrases, Proverbs, &c. ; a Biographical Dictionary...
Page 93 - NAPS UPON PARNASSUS. — A sleepy Muse nipt and pincht, though not awakened such Voluntary and Jovial Copies of Verses, as were lately...
Page 293 - If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there, That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli : Alone I did it. — Boy ! Auf.
Page 28 - Forest is in its own proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a Chase, a Park, or a Warren, with all such things as are incident or belonging thereunto, with the several proper terms of Art.