The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes. A Biographic, Political, Literary, and Satirical Compilation, Volume 2

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Page 143 - CYRIACK, whose grandsire on the royal bench Of British Themis, with no mean applause Pronounced and in his volumes taught our laws, Which others at their bar so often wrench, Today deep thoughts resolve with me to drench In mirth that after no repenting draws; Let Euclid rest and Archimedes pause, And what the Swede intends, and what the French.
Page 115 - Rochefoucault his Maxims drew From Nature, I believe them true ; They argue no corrupted mind In him ; the fault is in mankind. This maxim more than all the rest Is thought too base for human breast, ' In all distresses of our friends We first consult our private ends, While Nature, kindly bent to ease us, Points out some circumstance to please us.
Page 123 - For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries ; The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks which time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home.
Page 74 - With speed that, entering, speaks his haste to go, He bids the gazing throng around him fly, And carries fate and physic in his eye: A potent quack, long versed in human ills, Who first insults the victim whom he kills; Whose murd'rous hand a drowsy Bench protect, And whose most tender mercy is neglect.
Page 67 - And whereas, by the constitution of this kingdom, the right of making laws is vested in three estates, of king, lords, and commons, in Parliament assembled, and the consent of all the three said estates, comprehending the whole...
Page 74 - ... beam divides, And naked rafters form the sloping sides ; Where the vile bands that bind the thatch are seen, And lath and mud are all that lie between ; Save one dull pane, that coarsely...
Page 225 - I will re" pay myfelf for the facrifice ; I will have the " fineft girls that money can purchafe — Money, " did I fay? What a found has that ! — Am I to " buy beauty with money, and cannot I buy " love too ? for there is no pleafure even in " beauty without love. I find myfelf gravelled " by this unlucky queftion : Mercenary love ! " that is nonfenfe ; it is flat hypocrify ; it is dif
Page 147 - To promote the little interest of one little order of men in one country, it hurts the interest of all other orders of men in that country, and of all men in all other countries.
Page 211 - Richard, Richard, dost thou think we'll hear thee poison the court? Richard, thou art an old fellow, an old knave; thou hast written books enough to load a cart, every one as full of sedition, I might say treason, as an egg is full of meat. Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing trade forty years ago, it had been happy.
Page 38 - If the security of our persons and our property, of all we hold dear and valuable, are to depend upon the caprice of a giddy multitude, or to be at the disposal of a giddy mob...

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