The British Essayists: Adventurer

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James Ferguson
J. Richardson and Company, 1823
 

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102. oldal - Chaos of thought and passion all confused, Still by himself abused, or disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd, The glory, jest, and riddle of the world. PoPE.
65. oldal - foundations of the earth ? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereon are the foundations thereof fastened, or who laid the corner stone? When the morning stars sang together, and
284. oldal - that shall pen thy breath up: urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee; thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honeycombs, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made 'em. If thou neglect'st or dost unwillingly What I command, I'll rack thee with
286. oldal - afflictions; and shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply. Passion'd as they, be kindlier moved than thou art! The poet is a more powerful magician than his own Prospero: we are transported into fairy land; we are wrapt in a delicious dream, from which
282. oldal - of this nature in the drama before us. The poet artfully acquaints us that Prospero is a magician, by the very first words which his daughter Miranda speaks to him : If by your art, my dearest father, you have Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them i
65. oldal - stone? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy ? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth as if it had issued out of the womb ? When I brake it up for my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no
65. oldal - and here shall the pride of thy waves be stayed.' How can we reply to these sublime inquiries but in the words that follow - ? ' Behold, I am vile, what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.'
65. oldal - brake it up for my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther, and here shall the pride of thy waves be stayed.' How can we reply to these sublime inquiries but in the words that follow - ? ' Behold, I am vile, what shall I answer thee? I will lay
102. oldal - While man exclaims," See all things for my use!" " See man for mine!" replies a pamper'd goose. PoPE. " Man scruples not to say, that he enjoyeth the heavens and the elements; as if all had been made, and still move only for him. In this sense a gosling
67. oldal - divine favour is painted by the following similitudes: ' I will be as the dew unto Judea; he shall grow as the lily; his branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell like

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