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Страница 377 - All kinds of sores and shames on my bare head, Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips, Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes, I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience...
Страница 427 - I took as much delight in reading as you do ; it would be the means of alleviating many tedious hours in my present retirement. But, to my misfortune, I derive no pleasure from such pursuits.
Страница 124 - His drawings almost rest on this quality alone for their value ; but possessing it in an eminent degree — and as no drawing can have any merit where it is wanting — his works, therefore, in this branch of the art, approach nearer to perfection than his paintings.
Страница 445 - A physician in a great city seems to be the mere plaything of fortune; his degree of reputation is, for the most part, totally casual — they that employ him know not his excellence; they that reject him know not his deficience. By any acute observer who had looked on the transactions of the medical world for half a century a very curious book might be written on the "Fortune of Physicians.
Страница 292 - Wade's boy hearing of his son's illness, answered with indifference, ' that he could do nothing for him," and left him to his fate. The other, when the accounts reached him, hurried down, and watching for a favourable moment, crawled on all-fours along the weather gunwale to his son, who was in the mizen rigging.
Страница 381 - When at last I was forced from my Sheelah to part, She said, (while the sorrow was big at her heart,) Oh ! remember your Sheelah when far, far away : And be kind, my dear Pat, to our poor dog Tray.
Страница 412 - ... she made it so invariable a rule never to refuse a desire of the King, that every morning at Richmond she walked several miles with him ; and more than once, when she had the gout in her foot, she dipped her whole leg in cold water to be ready to attend him. The pain, her bulk, and the exercise, threw her into such fits of perspiration as vented the gout; but those exertions hastened the crisis of her distemper.
Страница 443 - The portico is at once elegant and august ; and if the steps arising from the street to the front could have been made regular, and on a line from end to end, it would have given it a very considerable grace : but, as the situation of the ground would not allow it, this is to be esteemed a misfortune rather than a fault.
Страница 332 - This impatience to reach Osnaburg induced the attendants not to stop at Ippenburen, but to hasten on in hopes of arriving at that city before he died. But it was too late. The exact time and place of his death cannot be ascertained ; but it is most probable that he expired either...