The Autobiography

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Turner & Company, 1870 - 540 páginas
 

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Página 395 - Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Página 415 - tis all a cheat, Yet, fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit — Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse ; and, while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Página 395 - These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
Página 381 - A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest. Beauty that shocks you, parts that none' will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Página 285 - ... below him in point of understanding, and triumphs in the superiority of his genius, whilst he has such objects of derision before his eyes. Mr.
Página 81 - tis true — this truth you lovers know — In vain my structures rise, my gardens grow ; In vain fair Thames reflects the double scenes Of hanging mountains, and of sloping greens: Joy lives not here ; to happier seats it flies, And only dwells where Wortley casts her eyes.
Página 287 - Should Dennis publish, you had stabb'd your Brother, Lampoon'd your Monarch, or debauch'd your Mother ; Say, what revenge on Dennis can be had ? Too dull for laughter, for reply too mad : On one so poor you cannot take the law; On one so old your sword you scorn to draw : Uncag'd then let the harmless monster rage, Secure in dulness, madness, want, and age.
Página 387 - I seldom mention my father in company; not because I have any reason to be ashamed of him, but because he has some reason to be ashamed of me.
Página 357 - I REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful.
Página 381 - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way, Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad In puns or politics or tales or lies Or spite or smut or rhymes or blasphemies.

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