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Página 277 - The only fault I have to find with him is that he inscribes his volumes with a solemnity rather disproportioned to the rank of their contents—' Parthian History, by Callimorphus, Surgeon of the 6th Pikemen, volume so-and-so.
Página 337 - First in this Antimasque, rode a fellow upon a little horse, with a great bit in his mouth, and upon the man's head was a bit, with headstall and reins fastened, and signified a Projector who begged a patent that none in the kingdom might ride their horses, but with such bits as they should buy of him. Then came another fellow with a bunch of carrots upon his head, and a capon upon his fist, describing a Projector who begged a...
Página 154 - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Página 261 - But the dog is my delight ; tread on his tail or foot, he expresses for a moment the uneasiness of his feelings, but in a moment the complaint is ended.
Página 60 - THE PHILOSOPHY OF Music ; being the substance of a Course of Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in February and March 1877. By William Pole, FRS, FRSE, Mus.
Página 55 - ... in the arts; it is worth considering by what principles that stupendous greatness of style is produced; and endeavouring to produce something of your own on those principles will be a more advantageous method of study than copying the St. Cecilia in the Borghese, or the Herodias of Guido, which may be copied to eternity without contributing one jot towards making a man a more able painter.
Página 7 - Queen of it himself, and wrote her a letter evincing the mild gaiety of his disposition, as well as the courage of his soul, in which he said,. " What consoles me is, the reflection that I am burning for you.
Página 170 - Brave, or warrior, of fine size, figure, and countenance, is now (1822) about twenty-five years old. At the age of twenty-one, his heroic deeds had acquired for him in his nation, the rank of " the bravest of the Braves" The savage practice of torturing and burning to death their prisoners, existed in this nation. An unfortunate female, taken in war, of the Paduca nation, was destined to this horrible death.
Página 266 - Who does most for the sex? — Let it fairly be try'd, And they that look round 'em will presently see, They're much less beholden to you than to me; I grant it, indeed, mighty favours you boast, But how scanty your favours, how scarce is a toast? A shape, a complexion, you confer now and then, But to one that you give, you refuse it to ten...