Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement, Volumen2

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H. Colburn, 1825 - 380 páginas

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Página 199 - How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads. To bear aloft its arched and ponderous roof. By its own weight made steadfast and immovable. Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Página 91 - With every pleasing, every prudent part, Say, what can Chloe want!" — She wants a heart She speaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought; But never, never reach'd one generous thought. Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in decencies for ever. So very reasonable, so unmoved, As never yet to love, or to be loved. She, while her lover pants upon her breast, Can mark the figures on an Indian chest : And when she sees her friend in deep despair, Observes how much a chintz exceeds...
Página 5 - Truly, shepherd, in respect of itself, it is a good life ; but in respect that it is a shepherd's life, it is naught. In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well ; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. Now, in respect it is in the fields, it pleaseth me well ; but in respect it is not in the court, it is tedious.
Página 219 - Being; and this comparison is naturally introduced by all acts of joint worship. If ever the poor man holds up his head, it is at Church, if ever the rich man views him with respect, it is there ; and both will be the better, and the public profited the oftener they meet in a situation, in which the consciousness of dignity in the one is tempered and mitigated, and the spirit of the other erected and confirmed.
Página 104 - And worthy seem'd ; for in their looks divine The image of their glorious Maker shone, Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pure (Severe, but in true filial freedom placed), Whence true authority in men ; though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seem'd ; For contemplation he, and valour, form'd ; For softness she, and sweet attractive grace ; He for God only, she for God in him...
Página 91 - Nature in her then err'd not, but forgot. ' With every pleasing, every prudent, part, Say, what can Chloe want ?'—She wants a heart. She speaks, behaves, and acts, just as she ought, But never never reach'd one generous thought.
Página 222 - Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these have riches in possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed mine hands in innocency.
Página 58 - ... old maid : it is merely and solely, that she should have fairly, soberly, deliberately, and bons fide, " given the matter up." It is inconceivable, he assures us, from not understanding this, to how many misrepresentations, and ignorant calumnies, she is subject. " For observe, I talk of a real, pure, and unsophisticated old maid : none of your doubtful characters, who are still hesitating and hankering, and put out of their straight line by every chance attention they meet : with whom one squeeze...
Página 70 - that keeping of state was like committing adultery, there must go two to it:" for let the proudest or most formal man resolve to keep what distance he will towards others, a bold and confident man instantly demolishes that whole machine, and gets within him, and even obliges him to his own laws of conversation.
Página 70 - ... entertain him with some discourse, and pleasant relations, which the king's gentle disposition could not avoid, and which made those persons to be generally believed to be most acceptable to his majesty ; upon which the lord Falkland was wont to say, " that keeping of state was like committing adultery, there must go two to it...

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