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" ... while it is supported by either parts or spirit, it will be seldom heartily abhorred. The Roman tyrant was content to be hated, if he was but feared; and there are thousands of the readers of romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 75
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Poetry and prose: with lessons on the art of reading; a suppl. to Daily ...

Poetry - 1870 - 264 pages
...Remember, Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous." APOPHTHEGMS. IT ought always to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...; that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. No habit is acquired with more difficulty than that of acknowledging our errors ; and yet this habit...
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