The Spectator: no. 556-635; June 18, 1714-Dec. 20, 1714

George Atherton Aitken
John C. Nimmo, 1898

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Side 302 - Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Side 11 - IT is a celebrated thought of Socrates, that if all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stock, in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those Who now think themselves the most unhappy, would prefer the share they are already possessed of, before that which would fall to them by such a division.
Side 310 - Then, crown'd again, their golden harps they took, — Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side Like quivers hung, — and with preamble sweet Of charming symphony they introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high : No voice exempt ; no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in heaven.
Side 82 - On the contrary, foolish men are more apt to consider what they have lost than what they possess ; and to fix their eyes upon those who are richer than themselves, rather than on those who are under greater difficulties. All the real pleasures and...
Side 45 - Almighty's omnipresence and omniscience every uncomfortable thought vanishes. He cannot but .regard every thing that has being, especially such of his creatures who fear they are not regarded by him. He is privy to all their thoughts, and to that anxiety of heart in particular, which is apt to trouble them on this occuhion : for, as it is impossible he should overlook any of his creatures, so we may be confident...
Side 204 - I was so good-humoured, so cheerful and gay, My heart was as light as a feather all day : But now I so cross, and so peevish am grown, So strangely uneasy, as never was known. My fair one is gone, and my joys are all drowned, And my heart — I am sure it weighs more than a pound...
Side 67 - ... of his head. In his deepest solitude and retirement he knows that he is in company with the greatest of Beings ; and perceives within...
Side 120 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Side 16 - ... angry father. The graceless youth, in less than a quarter. of an hour, pulled the old gentleman by the beard, and had like to have knocked his brains out; so that meeting the true father, who came towards him with a fit of the gripes, he begged him to take his son again, and give him back his colic; but they were incapable either of them to recede from the choice they had made.
Side 314 - Age itself is not unamiable, while it is preserved clean and unsullied; like a piece of metal constantly kept smooth and bright, we look on it with more pleasure than on a new vessel that is cankered with rust.

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