Bath Characters, Or, Sketches from Life

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G. Wilkie and J. Robinson, 1808 - 162 pages

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Page 36 - 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 13 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 157 - But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Page xxiii - Heu, heu, quid volui misero mihi ! floribus austrum Perditus, et liquidis immisi fontibus apros.
Page xxix - Both liberty and property are precarious, unless the possessors have sense and spirit enough to defend them. This is not the language of vanity. If I am a vain man, my gratification lies within a narrow circle. I am the sole depositary of my own secret, and it shall perish with me.
Page 156 - And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 147 - Recorded honours shall gather round his monument. and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. These praises are extorted from me ; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
Page 11 - 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 11 - 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 schoolgirl's sampler, and completed my obligations to him by carrying off the bird to his own nest.
Page 128 - On th' other side, Satan, alarm'd, Collecting all his might, dilated stood Like TenerifF, or Atlas, unremov'd: His stature reach'd the sky, and on his crest Sat horror plum'd.

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