Memoirs of the life of ... John Mytton, by Nimrod


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Página 122 - cui sic extorta voluptas et demptus per vim mentis gratissimus error».
Página 169 - There is a lust in man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing his neighbour's shame." Hence ; " On eagle's wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.
Página 137 - A man whom he had never seen before was employed one night to sit up with him. Being asked next morning how he liked his attendant, his answer was, " Not at all, sir : the fellow's an ideot ; he is as awkward as a turn-spit when first put into the wheel, and as sleepy as a dormouse.
Página 31 - God has made them far happier than they could be here, and that we shall join them soon again. This is solid comfort, could we but avail ourselves of it ; but I confess the difficulty of doing so.
Página 98 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Página 122 - ... wealth and distinction. She was led into society, and they tried by all kinds of occupation and amusement to dissipate her grief, and wean her from the tragical story of her loves.
Página 111 - Even its praises must offend thee, Founded on another's woe: Though my many faults defaced me, Could no other arm be found, Than the one which once embraced me, To inflict a cureless wound?
Página 121 - But there was a worse sight than this : there was a mind, as well as a body, in ruins ; the one had partaken of the injury done to the other, and it was at once apparent that all was a wreck. In fact, he was a melancholy spectacle of a fallen man — of one over whom all the storms of life seemed to be engendered in one dark cloud.
Página 59 - Balfour, a learned and worthy man, now a celebrated physician in Scotland his native country, drew him to read such books as were most likely to bring him back to love learning and study : and he often acknowledged to me, in particular three days before his death, how much he was obliged to love and honour this his governor, to whom he thought he owed more than to all the world, next after his parents, for his great fidelity and care of him, while he was under his trust. But no part...

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