Miscellanies in Prose and Verse

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John Morphew, 1711 - 416 pages
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Page 181 - To conclude : whatever some may think of the great advantages to trade by this favourite scheme, I do very much apprehend, that in six months...
Page 354 - Then the Bell rung, and I went down to put my Lady to Bed, And, God knows, I thought my Money was as safe as my Maidenhead. So when I came up again, I found my Pocket feel very light, But when I search'd, and miss'd my Purse, Lord! I thought I should have sunk outright: Lord! Madam, says Mary, how d'ye do? Indeed...
Page 385 - Twas Madam, in her grogram gown. Philemon was in great surprise, And hardly could believe his eyes, Amaz'd to see her look so prim ; And she admir'd as much at him. Thus happy in their change of life Were several years this man and wife ; When, on a day, which prov'd their...
Page 175 - ... to display their abilities? What wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those whose genius by continual practice...
Page 232 - Nature sent him into the world strong and lusty, in a thriving condition, wearing his own hair on his head, the proper branches of this reasoning vegetable, until the axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs and left him a withered trunk...
Page 238 - When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Page 153 - Parliament, because that was looked upon as a design to oppose the current of the people, which besides the folly of it, is a manifest breach of the fundamental law that makes this majority of opinion the voice of God.
Page 235 - WE have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Page 356 - So I went to the party suspected, and I found her full of grief; (Now you must know, of all things in the world, I hate a thief). However, I was resolv'd to bring the discourse slily about, Mrs Dukes...
Page 70 - I should think that the saying, Vox populi vox Dei, ought to be understood of the universal bent and current of a People, not of the bare majority of a few representatives ; which is often procured by little arts, and great industry and application ; wherein those, who engage in the pursuits of malice and revenge, are much more sedulous than such as would prevent them.

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