An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times

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L. Davis, and C. Reymers, printers to the Royal Society, 1757 - 221 страници
 

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Страница 42 - Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Colossus ; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Страница 219 - Whenever this compelling power, necessity, shall appear, then, and not till then, may we hope that our deliverance is at hand. Effeminacy, rapacity, and faction will then be ready to resign the reins they would now usurp. One common danger would create one common interest.
Страница 143 - Being here below? The Lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to day Had he thy Reason, would he skip and play? Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.
Страница 47 - But as the attractions of the theatre arife from a complication of caufes, beyond thofe of any other entertainment; fo, while the judicious critic admires his original excellencies, it may well be queftioned, whether the crowd be not drawn by certain fecondary circumftances, rather than by a difcernment of his real powers. Need we any other proof of this than the conduct of his fafhionable hearers, who fit with the fame face of admiration at Lear, an opera, and a pantomime?
Страница 49 - It may probably be asked, why the ruling manners of our women have not been particularly delineated ? The reason is, because they are essentially the same with those of the men, and arc therefore included n this estimate.
Страница 13 - Ce n'est pas la fortune qui domine le monde; on peut le demander aux Romains, qui eurent une suite continuelle de prospérités quand ils se gouvernèrent sur un certain plan, et une suite non interrompue de revers lorsqu'ils se conduisirent sur un autre.
Страница 89 - Conftable, inftead of arming themfelves and encouraging the People, generally fled before the Rebels ; while a Mob of ragged Highlanders marched unmolefted to the Heart of a populous Kingdom.
Страница 43 - Vice has lost in coarseness of expression, she has gained in a more easy and general admittance. In ancient days, bare and impudent obscenity, like a common woman of the town, was confined to brothels : whereas the...
Страница 141 - The French, in Land Armies, are far our Superiors: They are making large and dreadful Strides towards us, in naval Power. They have more than disputed with us the Empire of the Mediterranean. They are driving us from our Forts and Colonies in America. These are the steddy [sic] Effects of their Principles and Union; of our Deficiency in both
Страница 21 - The lenity of our laws in capital cases ; our compassion for convicted criminals; even the general humanity of our highwaymen and robbers, compared with those of other countries ; these are concurrent proofs that the spirit of humanity is natural to our nation.

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