The Polyanthea: Or, A Collection of Interesting Fragments, in Prose and Verse:: Consisting of Original Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches, Dialogues, Letters, Characters, &c. &c. In Two Volumes, Volumen1

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Página 377 - The two parts, of which the Scriptures consist, are connected by a chain of compositions, which bear no resemblance, in form or style, to any that can be produced from the stores of Grecian, Indian, Persian, or even Arabian learning. The antiquity of those compositions no man doubts ; and the unstrained application of them to events long subsequent to their publication, is a solid ground of belief, that they were genuine predictions, and consequently inspired.* Sir William Jones.
Página 376 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Página 148 - ... which, when they came to a house, they did wind, and they put the drink given to them into this horn, whereto they put a stopple. Since the wars I do not remember to have seen any one of them.
Página 302 - SACRED To the memory of THOMAS JACKSON, COMEDIAN, who was engaged, 21st of Dec. 1741, to play a comic cast of characters, in this great theatre — the World : for many of which he was prompted by nature to excel. The season being ended, his benefit over, the charges all paid, and his account closed, he made his exit in the tragedy of Death...
Página 246 - Arriving at the mount of St. Mary's in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation...
Página 161 - The grandees of the time, tost to and fro By censures or applause ; but let my age Slide gently by ; not overthwart the stage Of public action, unheard, unseen, And unconcern'd, as if I ne'er had been. And thus, while I shall pass my silent days In shady privacy, free from the noise And bustles of the mad world, then shall I A good old innocent plebeian die. Death is a mere surprise, a very snare To him that makes it his life's greatest care To be a public pageant, known to all, But unacquainted...
Página 304 - ... imperfections. She was an admirable economist, and, without prodigality, dispensed plenty to every person in her family; But, would sacrifice their eyes to a farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband happy with her good qualities; But, much more frequently miserable with her many failings; Insomuch, that in thirty years...
Página 317 - Banks to give order for the safe custody of the castle gates, and to keep them shut against all comers. The troopers having missed their prey on the hills (the gentlemen having withdrawn themselves), some of them came to the castle under a pretence to see it, but entrance being denied them, the common soldiers...
Página 304 - She sometimes made her husband happy, with her good qualities ; BUT, much more frequently miserable — with her many failings ; insomuch, that in thirty years cohabitation, he often lamented, that, maugre all her virtues, he had not, in the whole, enjoyed two years of matrimonial comfort. AT LENGTH, finding...
Página 201 - Si tangere portus infandum caput ac terris adnare necesse est, et sic fata lovis poscunt, hie terminus haeret : at bello audacis populi vexatus et armis, 615 finibus extorris, complexu avulsus luli, auxilium imploret, videatque indigna suorum funera ; nee, cum se sub leges pacis iniquae tradiderit, regno aut optata luce fruatur, sed cadat ante diem, mediaque inhumatus arena.

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