The Life of Richard Steele, Volum 1

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W. Isbister, limited, 1889 - 871 sider
 

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Side 316 - It was said of Socrates that he brought Philosophy down from, heaven, to inhabit among men ; and I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I have brought Philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffeehouses.
Side 288 - The Tories carry it among the new members six to one. Mr. Addison's election has passed easy and undisputed ; and I believe if he had a mind to be king, he would hardly be refused.
Side 212 - Predictions for the year 1708; wherein the month, and day of the month are set down, the persons named, and the great actions and events of next year particularly related, as they will come to pass. Written to prevent the people of England from being further imposed on by vulgar almanac-makers.
Side 17 - Body was willing to play with me. I remember I went into the Room where his Body lay, and my Mother sat weeping alone by it. I had my Battledore in my Hand, and fell a beating the Coffin, and calling Papa; for I know not how I had some slight idea that he was locked up there.
Side 278 - ... then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and effect.
Side 247 - I fared like a distressed Prince who calls in a powerful neighbour to his aid. I was undone by my auxiliary. When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.
Side 243 - All accounts of gallantry, pleasure, and entertainment shall be under the article of White's Chocolate-house ; poetry, under that of Will's Coffee-house ; learning, under the title of Grecian ; foreign and domestic news, you will have from St. James's Coffee-house ; and what else I have to offer on any other subject shall be dated from my own apartment.
Side 338 - I will not meddle with the Spectator, let him fair-sex it to the world's end.
Side 275 - God bless your majesty and the church. We hope your majesty is for Dr. Sacheverel.
Side 246 - The general purpose of this Paper is to expose the false arts of life, to pull off the disguises of cunning, vanity, and affectation, and to recommend a general simplicity in our dress, our discourse, and our behaviour.

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