The Works of Samuel Johnson...

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H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1825

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80 ページ - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
127 ページ - Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity, a child ; With native humour tempering virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age : Above temptation in a low estate, And uncorrupted...
123 ページ - Statesman \ yet friend to Truth! of soul sincere, ' In action faithful, and in honour clear ; 'Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, 'Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend ; 'Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, 'And prais'd, unenvy'd, by the Muse he lov'd.
117 ページ - To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us...
160 ページ - The latter part of his life cannot be remembered but with pity and sadness. He languished some years under that depression of mind which enchains the faculties without destroying them, and leaves reason the knowledge of right without the power of pursuing it. These clouds which he perceived gathering on his intellects, he endeavoured to disperse by travel, and passed into France : but found himself constrained to yield to his malady, and returned.
165 ページ - Whether to plant a walk in undulating curves, and to place a bench at every turn where there is an object to catch the view; to make water run where it will be heard, and to stagnate where it will be seen...
50 ページ - The wrath of Peleus' son, the direful spring Of all the Grecian woes, O Goddess, sing; That wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy reign The souls of mighty chiefs untimely slain. The stern Pelides...
226 ページ - Church-yard' abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo.
221 ページ - ... men are very prone to believe what they do not understand; fourthly, they will believe any thing at all, provided they are under no obligation to believe it...
66 ページ - This gave Mr. Pope the thought that he had now some opportunity of doing good, by detecting and dragging into light these common enemies of mankind; since, to invalidate this universal slander, it sufficed to show what contemptible men were the authors of it.

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