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able acquaintance advantage appearance attention beauty believe called cause common condition considered continued conversation danger delight desire discover duty easily effects endeavour equally excellence expect experience eyes favour fear feel folly force formed fortune frequently friends gain genius give given greater hands happen happiness heart honour hope hour human imagination inclined interest kind knowledge known labour ladies learning least less lives look lost mankind means ment mind misery nature necessary neglect never numbers objects observed once opinion ourselves pain passed passions performances perhaps persons pleased pleasure praise present produce publick Rambler reason received regard remarked rest riches seems seldom sometimes soon success suffer sufficient surely thing thought thousand tion turn understanding universal virtue wish write young
Page 405 - Here love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels...
Page 437 - Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar.
Page 406 - 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.
Page 414 - Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Page 423 - Whatever hypocrites austerely talk Of purity, and place, and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to some, leaves free to all.
Page 424 - Adam, well may we labour still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower, Our pleasant task enjoin'd ; but, till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint ; what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or bind, One night or two with wanton growth derides, Tending to wild.
Page 425 - Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing ! The meaning, not the name, I call ; for thou Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top Of old Olympus dwell'st ; but...
Page 323 - To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labour tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity ; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honour and fictitious benevolence.