Memorials of Twickenham: Parochial and Topographical

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1872 - 428 стор.

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Сторінка 283 - Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope.
Сторінка 272 - To VIRTUE ONLY and HER FRIENDS A FRIEND, The World beside may murmur, or commend. Know, all the distant Din that World can keep Rolls o'er my Grotto, and but sooths my Sleep. There, my Retreat the best Companions grace, Chiefs, out of War, and Statesmen, out of Place. There St. John mingles with my friendly Bowl, The Feast of Reason and the Flow of Soul: And He, whose Lightning pierc'd th...
Сторінка 258 - Statesman, yet friend to truth ! of soul sincere. In action faithful, and in honour clear ! Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, Prais'd, wept, and honour'd by the Muse he lov'd.
Сторінка 280 - ... was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help.
Сторінка 304 - I waked one morning in the beginning of last June, from a dream, of which, all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intend) d to say or relate.
Сторінка 359 - His happy constitution (even when he had, with great pains, half demolished it) made him forget everything when he was before a venison pasty, or over a flask of champagne; and I am persuaded he has known more happy moments than any prince upon earth.
Сторінка 383 - you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great men you may be," said the Guinea man, "but I don't like your looks. I have often bought a man much better than both of you, all muscles and bones, for ten guineas.
Сторінка 270 - Nymph of the Grot, these sacred Springs I keep, And to the Murmur of these Waters sleep ; Ah spare my slumbers, gently tread the cave ! And drink in silence, or in silence lave I You'll think I have been very Poetical in this Description, but it is pretty near the Truth.
Сторінка 269 - The bottom is paved with simple pebble, as is also the adjoining walk up the wilderness to the temple, in the natural taste, agreeing not ill with the little dripping murmur, and the aquatic idea of the whole place. It wants nothing to complete it, but a good statue with an inscription, like that beautiful antique one which you know I am so fond of...
Сторінка 269 - ... a sloping arcade of trees, and see the sails on the river passing suddenly and vanishing, as thro

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