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" ... that stood by them, to save themselves. Some were looking up towards the heavens in a thoughtful posture, and, in the midst of a speculation, stumbled and fell out of sight. Multitudes were very busy in the pursuit of bubbles, that glittered in their... "
Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most eminent ... - Page 279
by Elegant extracts - 1812
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...the Midft of a Speculation ftumbled and fell out of Sight. Multitudes were very bufy in the Purfuit of Bubbles that glittered in their Eyes and danced before them, but often when they thought themfelves within the reach of them their Footing failed/ and down they funk. In this Confuflon of...
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The Spectator ...

1739 - 313 pages
...Footing failed ' and down they funk. In this Confufion of Objects, I ' obferved fome with Scimetars in their Hands, and ' others with Urinals, who ran to and fro upon the ' Bridge, thrufting feveral Perfons on Trap-doors which ' did not feem to lie in their Way, and which they '...
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

1773 - 376 pages
...their footing failed, and down they funk. ln this confufion of objefts, I obferved fome with fc!n>iters in their hands, and others with urinals, who ran to and fro upon the bridge, thrufting feveral perfons on trap-doors which did not feem to lie in their way, and which which they...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 8

John Wesley - 1785
...of a (peculation ftumbled and fell out of fight. Multitudes were very bufy in the purfuit of bubbles bubbles that glittered in their eyes, and danced before them, but often, when they thought themfelves within the reach of them, their footing failed, and down they funk. In this confufion of...
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The Little Female Orators, Or Nine Evenings Entertainment, with Observations

1778 - 106 pages
...their Footing failed, and down they funk. In this Confufion of Obje&s, I obferved fome with Scymeters in their Hands, and others with Urinals, who ran to and fro upon the Bridge, thrufting feveral Perfons on TrapDoors, which did not feem to lie in their Way, and which they might...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1019 pages
...midil of a ipeculation, ftumbled and fell out of fight. Multitudes were very bufy in tue puruiit ot bubbles, that glittered in their eyes, and danced before them ; but often, when they thought themfelves within the reach of them, their footing failed, and down they funk. In this confufion of...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 456 pages
...the midft of a fpeculation, ftumbled, and fell out of fight. Multitudes were very bufy in the purfuit of bubbles that glittered in their eyes, and danced before them ; but often, when they thought thcmfclves within the reach of them, therr footing failed, and down they funk. In this confufion of...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments ...

Joseph Addison - 1794 - 240 pages
...the midft of a fpeculation ftumbled and fell out of fight. Multitudes were very bufy in the purfuit of bubbles that glittered in their eyes and danced before them; but often, when they thought themfelves within the reach of them, their footing failed, and down they funk. In this confufion...
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A Real Treasure for the Pious Mind

1797 - 96 pages
...the midil of a fupplication ftumbled and fell cut of Tight. Multitudes were very bufy in the purfuit of bubbles that glittered in their eyes and danced before them ; but often when they thought themfelves within the reach of them, their footing failed, and down they funk. In this confufion of...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 1120 pages
...their footing fñled, and down they funk, la this confuii in of objects, I obferved fome with fc;mitars in their hands, and others with urinals, who ran to and fro upon the bridge, thralling feveral perfons on trapdoo;b which did not feem to lie in their way, which they might...
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