The Festival of Wit; Or, Small Talker: Being a Collection of Bon Mots, Anecdotes, &c., of the Most Exalted Characters

C. and G. Kearsley, 1793 - 416 ページ

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95 ページ - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
140 ページ - Milton's reply was to this effect : " If your Highness thinks that the calamities which befall us here are indications of the wrath of Heaven, in what manner are we to account for the fate of the king, your father ? The displeasure of Heaven must, upon this supposition, have been much greater against him than me, for I have only lost my eyes, but he lost his head.
244 ページ - In myrtle shades despairing ghosts complain. The myrtle crowns the happy lovers' heads, Th' unhappy lovers
26 ページ - ... was left behind. When Sir Isaac returned, having been absent but a few minutes, he had the mortification to find that Diamond, having...
49 ページ - ... after him. But this was not all ; the laugh and roar began in the audience, till it frightened poor Warren so much, that, with the bier at his tail, he threw down Calista (Mrs.
330 ページ - ... she was yet a young woman, and left her a large fortune. The business of the brewery was dropped, and the young woman was recommended to Mr. Hyde, as a gentleman of skill in the law, to settle her husband's affairs.
242 ページ - But, tho' vers'd in th' extremes both of pleasure and pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again. If then, for this once in my life, I am free, And escape from...
36 ページ - Most willingly," returned the bishop. " In whatever state I am, I first of all look up to heaven, and remember that my principal business here is to get there : I then look down upon the earth, and call to mind how small a space I shall occupy in it when I come to be interred : I then look abroad into the world, and observe what multitudes there are who are in all respects more unhappy than myself.
399 ページ - ... which had proved a very timely assistance. God would certainly reward him for it, and, if he continued to serve God and his king faithfully and conscientiously, he could not fail of success and prosperity in this world.
330 ページ - Clarendon,) finding the widow's fortune very considerable, married her. Of this marriage there was no other issue than a daughter, who was afterwards the wife of James II. and mother of Mary and Anne, Queens of England.