The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on Their Epitome, the Stage ..., Volume 1
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Page 329 - WHAT I shall leave thee, none can tell, But all shall say I wish thee well : I wish thee, Vin, before all wealth, Both bodily and ghostly health; Nor too much wealth nor wit come to thee, So much of either may undo thee. I wish thee learning not for show, Enough for to instruct and know ; Not such as gentlemen require To prate at table or at fire. I wish thee all thy mother's graces, Thy father's fortunes and hi
Page 121 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy. Take care of poor Lady Hamilton — Kiss me, Hardy', said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek: and Nelson said, 'Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty'.
Page 87 - Whiles his young master lieth o'er his head. Second, that he do, on no default, Ever presume to sit above the salt. Third that he never change his trencher twice. Fourth, that he use all common courtesies, Sit bare at meals, and one half rise and wait. Last, that he never his...
Page 77 - WHEREAS the German Government has issued certain orders which, in violation of the usages of war, purport to declare the waters surrounding the United Kingdom a military area, in which all British and allied merchant vessels will be destroyed, irrespective of the safety of the lives of passengers and crew, and in which neutral shipping will be exposed to similar danger in view of the uncertainties of naval...
Page 78 - ... due regard to the just defence of the rights and interests of his people, not to suffer such measures to be taken by the enemy, without taking some steps on his part to restrain this violence, and to retort upon them the evils of their own injustice...
Page 28 - Rose like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple, where pilasters...
Page 120 - A very considerable portion of the gold lace, pad, and lining of the epaulette, with a piece of the coat, was found attached to the ball: the lace of the epaulette was as firmly so, as if it had been inserted into the metal while in a state of fusion.
Page 29 - The interim of unsweating themselves regularly, and convenient rest before meat, may both with profit and delight be taken up in recreating and composing their travailed spirits with the solemn and divine harmonies of music heard or learned, either whilst the skilful organist plies his grave and fancied descant in lofty fugues, or the whole symphony with artful and unimaginable touches adorn and grace the well-studied chords of some choice composer...
Page 318 - O thou invisible spirit of wine ! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
Page 29 - ... waiting on elegant voices, either to religious, martial, or civil ditties ; which, if wise men and prophets be not extremely out, have a great power over dispositions and manners, to smooth and make them gentle from rustic harshness and distempered passions.