Bath Characters, Or, Sketches from Life

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G. Wilkie and J. Robinson, 1807 - 80 pages
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Page 22 - The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank/ and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Page 15 - Slow melting strains their Queen's approach declare : Where'er she turns, the Graces homage pay. With arms sublime, that float upon the air, In gliding state she wins her easy way: O'er her warm cheek and rising bosom move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love.
Page 8 - There was a time, indeed, when I made a figure with the sex, and could select from my list of conquests a fair specimen of every degree of rank, from the duchess to the spouse of the Squire.
Page 8 - Jack ! all my credit for successful gallantry has been extinguished, and my ardour in the chase been gradually evaporating, ever since that very unseasonable phlebotomical operation, which was performed upon me by Dick Merryman, some years ago. A little Linnet, you know, was the subject of our dispute. We went out to settle it; he pinked my doublet as full of holes as a school-girl's sampler, and completed my obligations to him by carrying off the bird to his own nest. But, d n it, don't make...
Page 75 - Saviour, may, notwithstanding their differences upon points of doubtful opinion and in the forms of external worship, still be united in the bonds of Christian charity, and fulfil thy blessed Son's commandment of loving one another as he has loved them.
Page 8 - ... the chase been gradually evaporating, ever since that very unseasonable phlebotomical operation, which was performed upon me by Dick Merryman, some years ago. A little Linnet, you know, was the subject of our dispute. We went out to settle it; he pinked my doublet as full of holes as a school-girl's sampler, and completed my obligations to him by carrying off the bird to his own nest. But, d n it, don't make me melancholy by recalling past grievances to my recollection. I'd fain turn...
Page 31 - I must candidly acknowledge that I am acquainted with no place of worship which is so well calculated for genteel people to say their prayers in as your chapel. Here is every contrivance for warmth, ease, and repose; and the company is select, wellbred, and well-dressed. In general, too, the mode of performing the service is graceful, agreeable, and judicious. No violence ; no scolding; no terrifying stories about hell and the devil, as one meets with in vulgar parish churches ; but a gentlemanly...
Page 80 - This probably meant no more than that the intending prosecutor belonged to the diocese of Lincoln, and that the Bishop might be relied upon to take the part of his clergy. There is nothing whatever in the Bishop's character to which the satirist takes exception. RMG 1 369- Homers

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