Fashionable Amusements

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Jonathan Leavitt, 1831 - 205 pages

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Page 45 - To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart, To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold...
Page 66 - 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.
Page 189 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Page 19 - In joyous pleasure then in grievous paine; For sweetnesse doth allure the weaker sence So strongly, that uneathes it can refraine From that which feeble nature covets faine : But griefe and wrath, that be her enemies And foes of life, she better can abstaine : Yet vertue vauntes in both her victories, And Guyon in them all shewes goodly maysteries.
Page 35 - So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found; Among the faithless, faithful only he; Among innumerable false, unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single.
Page 121 - Beauty is Nature's brag, and must be shown In courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, Where most may wonder at the workmanship.
Page 142 - Cet amour des objets imaginaires et cette facilité de m'en occuper achevèrent de me dégoûter de tout ce qui m'entouroit, et déterminèrent ce goût pour la solitude qui m'est toujours resté depuis ce temps-là. On verra plus d'une fois dans la suite les bizarres effets de cette disposition si misanthrope et si sombre en apparence, mais qui vient en effet d'un cœur trop affectueux , trop aimant, trop tendre , qui, faute d'en trouver d'existants qui lui ressemblent, est forcé de s'alimenter...
Page 165 - Oh! he will tell thee, that the wealth of worlds Should ne'er seduce his bosom to forego That sacred hour...
Page 116 - For praise too dearly loved, or warmly sought, Enfeebles all internal strength of thought; And the weak soul, within itself unblest, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.

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