Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten Jahrhunderts: England

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Side 109 - I'd be a Dog, a Monkey or a Bear, Or any thing, but that vain Animal, Who is so proud of being rational.
Side 255 - Were not the people of Ireland born as free as those of England? How have they forfeited their freedom? Is not their Parliament as fair a representative of the people as that of England?
Side 251 - The most accomplished way of using books at present is twofold : either first to serve them as some men do lords, learn their titles exactly, and then brag of their acquaintance ; or, secondly, which is indeed the choicer, the profounder, and politer method, to get a thorough insight into the index by which the whole book is governed and turned, like fishes by the tail.
Side 272 - The laurel, the horn-beam, and the holly, with many other trees and plants of the same nature, grow so thick in it that you cannot imagine a more lively scene. The glowing redness of the berries, with which they are hung at this time, vies with the verdure of their leaves, and...
Side 202 - And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Side 109 - Mountains of whimsies, heap'd in his own brain, Stumbling from thought to thought, falls headlong down Into doubt's boundless sea...
Side 89 - I'd have a private seat, Built uniform, not little, nor too great; Better if on a rising ground it stood ; On this side fields, on that a neighbouring wood.
Side 251 - ... is indeed the choicer, the profounder, and politer method, to get a thorough insight into the index, by which the whole book is governed and turned, like fishes by the tail. For, to enter the palace of learning at the great gate, requires an expense of time and forms; therefore men of much haste and little ceremony are content to get in by the back door.
Side 223 - Upon the wing ; let them fly all around, Discover every way : Is there a dawn, A glimmering of comfort ? the great God, That rises on the world, must shine on us.
Side 278 - He had a very ill opinion both of men and women; and did not think that there was either sincerity or chastity in the world out of principle, but that some had either the one or the other out of humour or vanity.

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