The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom, Volume 1, Part 2; Volume 34

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Chetham society, 1855 - Cheshire (England)

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Page 319 - Vice thus abused, demands a nation's care ; This calls the Church to deprecate our sin, And hurls the thunder of the laws on gin. Let modest Foster, if he will, excel Ten Metropolitans in preaching well...
Page 518 - Mosley having sued out a commission of charitable uses, I find myself named amongst the commissioners. I should be obliged to you if you would let me know what occasion there was for such a commission, or what you apprehend to be the meaning of it. I'm sorry to hear you have been ill ; let me have it under your hand that you are better. I am yours most sincerely, B. LBTCRBTEB. 0) In four parts, published London, 1699, 8vo. Dr. George Garden, a Presbyterian minister at Aberdeen, was deposed in 1701,...
Page 375 - ... she had got acquainted with, and who was in necessity, but a clever woman, had married against her friends' consent, and her brother had not taken notice of her of late, which she wondered at, and would have me speak to him. Saturday, 14th : Mr. Clark came in, said that the paper which Dr. Bentley's proctor had given in at Ely House was a prayer, with the Act of Indemnity annexed to it. Mr. Clark of Wakefield called at Richard's, and told me that he and Mr. Harper should be at the Devil Tavern,...
Page 339 - I could possibly pay the King to endeavour to support truth and innocence in his house, particularly when the King and Queen both told me that they had not read Mr.
Page 622 - Be hush'd, my dark spirit ! for wisdom condemns When the faint and the feeble deplore ; Be strong as the rock of the ocean that stems A thousand wild waves on the shore...
Page 327 - Call, is still read as a popular and powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel; his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life; and many of his portraits are not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind, he will soon kindle it to a flame; and a philosopher must allow that he exposes, with equal severity and truth, the strange contradiction between the faith and practice of the Christian...
Page 625 - I had not frequented him a fortnight, before he said to me, "Young man, it is cheating you to take your money : believe me, you never can learn these things ; you have no capacity for them.
Page 628 - ... and was bad ; he has improved it, stuck as close as he could to Gothic, has made a delightful library, and the whole is comfortable. The garden is Daphne in little; the sweetest little groves, streams, glades, porticoes, cascades, and river, imaginable; all the scenes are perfectly classic. Well, if I had such a house, such a library, so pretty a place, and so pretty a wife, I think I should let King George send to Herenhausen for a master of the ceremonies.
Page 353 - LADIES and gentlemen, my Lord of Flame Has sent me here to thank you in his name ; Proud of your smiles, he's mounted many a story Above the tip-top pinnacle of glory : Thence he defies the sons of clay, the critics ; "Fellows," says he, " that are mere paralytics, With judgments lame, and intellects that halt, Because a man outruns them — they find fault.
Page 354 - Music, love, war, death, madness without sham, Done to the life, by Persons of the Dram : Scenes and machines descending and arising ; Thunder and lightning ; ev'ry thing surprising ! CBITIC.