The British Essayists: The Looker-on


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181 ページ - Having thus parried his objection by a sophistry calculated to blind his reason and enflame his ambition, she breaks forth into such a vaunting display of hardened intrepidity, as presents one of the most terrific pictures that was ever imagined— I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me; 1
173 ページ - horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? Now let us turn to Richard, in whose cruel heart no such remorse finds place : he needs no tempter: There is here no dignus
206 ページ - I send thee a rosy wreath, not so much honouring thee (though this also is in my thoughts) as bestowing favour upon the roses, that so they might not be withered.' IV. But thou thereon didst only breathe, And sent'st it back to me, Since when it grows
284 ページ - garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet stood ; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air) And with a master's hand and prophet's fire Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre.
196 ページ - What heir of York is there alive but we ? And who is England's king but great York's heir ? Then tell me what makes he upon the sea ? What a cluster of characteristic excellencies are here before us? All these interrogatories are ad
194 ページ - Accursed be that tongue that tells me so ! For it hath cow'd my better part of man. There sinks the spirit of Macbeth— Behold ! where stands Th' usurper's cursed head ! How completely does this coincide with the passage already quoted!
252 ページ - or a Christian— That I must die it is my only comfort. Death is the privilege of human nature, And life without it were not worth our taking— And again, Yet Heav'n, who knows our weak imperfect natures, How blind with passions, and how prone to evil, Makes not too strict inquiry for offences, But is
204 ページ - and Pistol, which he has woven into his drama ; the former of whom is made to remind us of FalstafF, in his dialogue with Captain Gower, when he tells him that—' As Alexander is kill his friend Clytus, being in his ales and his cups, so also Harry Monmouth, being in his right wits and his goot judgements, is turn away the fat Knight
211 ページ - Twice and once the hedge-pig whin'd. 3d Harper cries, 'tis time ! tis time!' 1st — Round about the cauldron go, In the poison'd entrails throw. Toad, that under the cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Swelter'd venom
213 ページ - The Fox says that he wrote it in the short space of five weeks, his words are— To these there needs no lie but this his creature, Which was two months since no feature; And tho' he dares give them five lives to mend it, 'Tis known five weeks fully