Essays on interesting and useful subjects, with a few introductory remarks on English composition

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Strana 13 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Strana 26 - First follow Nature, and your judgment frame By her just standard, which is still the same...
Strana 201 - God, in the nature of each being, founds Its proper bliss, and sets its proper bounds: But as he framed a whole, the whole to bless, On mutual wants built mutual happiness: So from the first eternal Order ran, And creature link'd to creature, man to man.
Strana 167 - COME, gentle Spring, ethereal mildness, come ; And from the bosom of yon dropping cloud, "While music wakes around, veil'd in a shower Of shadowing roses, on our plains descend.
Strana 127 - Open, ye everlasting gates !' they sung; ' Open, ye Heavens, your living doors ; let in The great Creator from his work returned Magnificent, his six days...
Strana 170 - OF all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Strana 88 - Soft peace she brings wherever she arrives; She builds our quiet as she forms our lives; Lays the rough paths of peevish nature even, And opens in each heart a little heaven.
Strana 147 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Strana 218 - ... and to a little infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other. He that dies in an earnest pursuit is like one that is wounded in hot blood, who for the time scarce feels the hurt' and therefore, a mind fixed and bent upon somewhat that is good, doth avert the dolours of death. But above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations.
Strana 20 - ... scribendi recte sapere est et principium et fons: rem tibi Socraticae poterunt ostendere chartae, 310 verbaque provisam rem non invita sequentur. qui didicit patriae quid debeat et quid amicis, quo sit amore parens, quo frater amandus et hospes, quod sit conscripti, quod iudicis officium, quae partes in bellum missi ducis, ille profecto 315 reddere personae scit convenientia cuique.

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