The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life ...

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F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817

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Страница 4 - customed hill, Along the heath and near his favourite tree; Another came; nor yet beside the rill, Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he : The next with dirges due in sad array Slow through the church-way path we saw him borne. Approach and read (for thou canst read) the lay, Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn.
Страница 368 - Wise wretch ! with pleasures too refined to please ; With too much spirit to be e'er at ease; With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought: You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.
Страница 224 - ... of my time and family; 2. his gross addiction to that lowest and least excusable of all sensualities, immoderate drinking; and 3. the uninteresting insipidity of his society, as it is impossible to engage his mind on any topic of mutual inquiry, to procure his opinion on any author, or on any passage of an author, or to elicit any conversation of any kind to compensate for the time and attendance of his company.
Страница 302 - Wara billi billi (a very large lion), said he, and made signs for me to ride away. But my horse was too much fatigued ; so we rode slowly past the bush from which the animal had given us the alarm. Not seeing anything myself, however, I thought my guide had been mistaken, when the Foulah suddenly put his hand to his mouth, exclaiming...
Страница 334 - No anger find in thee, but pity and ruth. Thy care is fixed, and zealously attends To fill thy odorous lamp with deeds of light, And hope that reaps not shame.
Страница 179 - Bestrew'd the boy like him to waste, And wither in their prime. But will he ne'er return, whose tongue Could tune the rural lay ? Ah, no ! his bell of peace is rung, His lips are cold as clay.
Страница 148 - This was the most remarkable incident of his life, and filled his mind with a thousand fancies. The conclusion, however, of all his consultations with himself was, that he should obtain both fame and money, and that a journey to the metropolis, to direct and superintend the great concern, was indispensable. After taking a formal leave of his friends and neighbours, he proceeded on his journey. On his arrival in town, by great good fortune he was recommended to the worthy and excellent Mr. Bowyer,...
Страница 353 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Страница 302 - Shortly after this, as we were crossing a large open plain, where there were a few scattered bushes, my guide, who was a little way before me, wheeled his horse round in a moment, calling out something in the Foulah language which I did not understand. I inquired in Mandingo what he meant; "Wara billi billi\" ("A very large lion!") said he, and made signs for me to ride away.
Страница 238 - HAVE you read that divine book, the " Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. ? " Have you done any thing but read it since it was first published ? For my own part, I scruple not to declare, that I could not rest till I had read it quite through, notes, digressions, index, and all ; — then I could not rest till I had gone over it a second time. I begin to think that increase of appetite grows by what it feeds on*; for I have been reading it ever since. I am now in the midst of...