The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volumen35,Parte1

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F. C. and J. Rivington, 1820
 

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Página 255 - ... tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only Merit constant pay receives, Is...
Página 67 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Página 216 - What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted ! Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Página 192 - Or Jealousy with rankling tooth, That inly gnaws the secret heart, And Envy wan, and faded Care, Grim-visag'd comfortless Despair, And Sorrow's piercing dart. Ambition this shall tempt to rise, Then whirl the wretch from high, To bitter Scorn a sacrifice, And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood those shall try, And hard Unkindness' alter'd eye, That mocks the tear it forc'd to flow ; And keen Remorse with blood defil'd.
Página 151 - Calypso once each heart alarm'd, Aw'd without virtue, without beauty charm'd ; Her tongue bewitch'd as oddly as her eyes, Less wit than mimic, more a wit than wise...
Página 175 - But to the generous still-improving mind, That gives the hopeless heart to sing for joy, Diffusing kind beneficence around, Boastless, as now descends the silent dew; To him the long review of order'd life Is inward rapture, only to be felt.
Página 234 - What is that maxim ?' said Zeluco. '• When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements, Bertram,' said he, ' look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation. But when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment.
Página 232 - What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy, Is virtue's prize: A better would you fix?
Página 77 - I fear you are too nearly related to the false slanderer whose name you bear ! ' said Targe. ' I glory in the name ; and should think myself greatly obliged to any man who could prove my relation to the great George Buchanan ! ' cried the other. ' He was nothing but a disloyal calumniator...
Página 7 - Heaven, when it strives to polish all it can Its last best work, but forms a softer man ; Picks from each sex to make the...

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