Fugitive Pieces, on Various Subjects. By Several Authors: I. Crito: or a dialogue on beauty. II. An account of the Emperor of China's gardens, near Pekin. III. Deformity. By William Hay, Esq. IV. Lucina sine concubitu. Addressed to the Royal Society. V. A modest defence of gaming. VI. The pretty gentleman. VII. The polite philosopher. VIII. Plan of an essay on delicacy

J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1765 - 347 páginas

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Página 111 - DEFORMED persons are commonly even with nature ; for as nature hath done ill by them, so do they by nature; being for the most part, as the Scripture saith, void of natural affection: and so they have their revenge of nature.
Página 65 - Flowers, which rife up even through the Hollows in the Rock work, as if they had been produced there naturally.
Página 29 - I believe, it is fo. We know that the Soul is, but we fcarce know what it is ; every Judge of Beauty can point out Grace; but no one that I know of has ever yet fixt upon a Definition for it.
Página 34 - Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall, God-like erect, with native honour clad In naked majesty, seemed lords of all, And worthy seemed; for in their looks divine The image of their glorious Maker shone, Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pure— Severe, but in true filial freedom placed, Whence true authority in men: though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him.
Página 231 - Let not the Smarts of the Univerfity, the Sparks of the Side-boxes, or the genteel Flutterers of the Drawingroom, imagine, that I will deprive them of thofe elevated Enjoyments, drinking Tea with a Toaft, gallanting a Fan, or roving, like a Butterfly, through a Parterre of Beauties. No ; I am far from being the Author of fuch fevere...
Página 120 - Adtions, in order to bring bring down the Perfon envied to his own Level ; but if it is on account of Superiority of Fortune, it will operate alike on Men of all Shapes. Eunuchs have but one peculiar Motive to Envy ? but that (as Lord Bacon exprefles it) makes them envious towards all : becaufe it is for a Pleafure, which all but themfelves may enjoy. Deformed Perfons...
Página 96 - They are not like a venal Borough, of which there goes a Story ; that, though they never took Exceptions to any Man's Character, who came up to their Price ; yet they once rejected the beft Bidder, becaufe he was a Negroe.
Página 30 - Things in which it is moft apt to appear. The chief Dwelling-place of Grace is about the Mouth ; though, at Times, it may vifit every Limb or Part of the Body. But the Mouth is the chief Seat of Grace [*] ; as much as the chief Seat for the Beauty of the Paffions is in the Eyes. In a very graceful Face, by which I do not fo much mean a majeftic, as a foft and...
Página 63 - ... have but little Tafte, or Attention, for whatever he may meet with in the other Parts of the World. However, I muft except, out of this Rule, the Palace of the Emperor of Pekin, and his PleafureHoufes ; for in them every thing is truly great and beautiful...
Página 82 - Yven, the Garden of Gardens ; or the Garden by way of Eminence. It is not the only one that belongs to the Emperor; he has Three others, of the fame Kind ; but none of them fo large, or fo beautiful, as this.

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