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Page 83 - ... unworthy of Him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose: Surely...
Page 325 - ... certain it is that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another ; he tosseth his thoughts more easily ; he marshalleth them more orderly ; he seeth how they look when they are turned into words : finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse than by a day's meditation.
Page 191 - Yon house, erected on the rising ground, With tempting aspect drew me from my road ; For plenty there a residence has found, And grandeur a magnificent abode. Hard is the fate of the...
Page 190 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man ! Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span; Oh ! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
Page 81 - Virtues and Vices. Think not that Morality is Ambulatory ; that Vices in one age are not Vices in another ; or that Virtues, which are under the everlasting Seal of right Reason, may be Stamped by Opinion.
Page 191 - Tis heav'n has brought me to the state you see; And your condition may be soon like mine, The child of sorrow and of misery.
Page 25 - FLORIO knew the WORLD ; that science Sets sense and learning at defiance ; He thought the World to him was known, Whereas he only knew the Town ,In men this blunder still you find, All think their little set — Mankind.
Page 128 - He never could dictate till he stood up; and as his blindness made walking about without assistance inconvenient or dangerous to him, he fell insensibly into a vibratory sort of motion of his body, which increased as he warmed with his subject, and was pleased with the conceptions of his mind.
Page 130 - In this society he appeared entirely to forget the privation of sight, and the melancholy which, at other times, it might produce. He entered...
Page 76 - Eight mighty kings of Scotland and a queen. Four times five years the Commonwealth I saw ; Ten times the subjects rose against the law. Twice did I see old Prelacy pull'd down ; And twice the cloak was humbled by the gown. An end of Stuart's race I saw : nay, more ! My native country sold for English ore. Such desolations in my life have been, I have an end of all perfection seen.