The Lounger's Common-place Book, Volume 2

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Page 159 - CROMWELL, our chief of men, who through a cloud Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed...
Page 131 - 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 159 - 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 90 - 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 83 - 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 90 - ... 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 241 - 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 163 - 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 203 - Megara," (when can this have been ? thought my uncle Toby) " I began to view the country round about. — .'Egina was behind me, Megara was before, Pyraeus on the right hand, Corinth on the left. — What flourishing towns now prostrate upon the earth ! Alas ! alas ! said I to myself, that man should disturb his soul for the loss of a child, when so much as this lies awfully buried in his presence ! — Remember, said I to myself again, — remember thou art a man.
Page 53 - ... when it was revived ; it is not our fault if there are not any errors upon the record, nor is it in our power to create any if there are none; we are bound by our oath and in our consciences, to give such a judgment as the law will warrant, and as our...

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