The Works of the Author of the Night-thoughts, Том 4

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D. Browne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1762
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Сторінка 178 - a friend. He might have had many. With what capacities was he endowed, with what advantages, for being greatly good? But with the talents of an angel a man may be a fool. If he judges amifs in the fupreme point, judging right in all elfe but aggravates his folly; as it (hews him wrong, though
Сторінка 7 - himfelf; Who dares to meet his naked heart alone ; Who hears, intrepid, the full charge it brings, Refolv'd to filence future murmurs there ? The coward flies; and, flying, is undone. (Art thou a coward ? No :) The coward flies; Thinks, but thinks flightly ; afks, but fears to know, Afks, " What is truth ?
Сторінка 79 - diadem has dropp'd Yon gems of heav'n ; Eternity, thy prize : And leave the racers of the world their own, Their feather, and their froth, for endlefs toils : They part with all for that which is not bread; They mortify, they ftarve, on wealth, fame,
Сторінка 81 - that title high, within thy reach. Awake, then: thy PHILANDER calls: awake) Thou, who fhalt wake, when the creation fleeps \ When, like a taper, all thefe funs expire; When TIME, like him of Gaza in his wrath, Plucking the pillars that fupport the world. In NATURE'S ample ruins lies
Сторінка 26 - they truly are divine, And half-abfolv'd idolatry from guilt; Nay, turn'd it into virtue. Such it was In thofe, who put forth all they had of Man Unloft, to lift their thought, nor mounted higher; But, weak of wing, on planets perch'd ; and thought What was their higheft, muft be their ador'd. But They how
Сторінка 78 - What words are thefe—And did they come from And were they fpoke to man ? to guilty man ? What are all myfteries to love like this ? The fongs of angels, all the melodies Of choral gods, are wafted in the found ; Heal and exhilarate the broken heart; Though plung'd, before, in horrors dark as night:
Сторінка 53 - throws his beams about him, Farther, and fafter, than a thought can fly, And feeds his planets with eternal fires! This Heliopolis, by greater far, Than the proud tyrant of the Nile, was built • And He alone, who built it, can deftroy. Beyond this City, why ftrays human thought
Сторінка 16 - Inhuman, or effeminate, his heart; Reafon abfolves the grief, which reafon ends. May heav'n ne'er truft my friend with happinefs,. Till it has taught him how to bear it well, By previous pain ; and made it fafe to fmile ! Such fmiles are mine, and fuch may they remain ; Nor hazard their
Сторінка 175 - ' ftrike thy murderer to the heart.—How art thou fled •" for ever!—A month !—Oh, for a fingle week ! I afk '' not for years. Though an age were too little for the " much I have to do.
Сторінка 177 - Oh ! Thou blafphemed, yet moft indulgent, Lord • • God! hell itfelf is a refuge, if it hides me from thy " frown." Soon after, his underftanding failed. His terrified imagination uttered horrors not to be repeated, or ever forgot. And ere the fun (which I hope has feen few like him) arofe, the gay, young, noble, ingenious,

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