The young man's book of classical letters: consisting of epistolary selections; designed to improve young ladies and gentlemen in the art of letter-writing ... with introductory rules and observations on epistolary composition

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Grigg & Elliot, 1841 - 320 páginas
 

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Página 155 - Is not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help...
Página 154 - I have been lately informed by the proprietor of ' The World,' that two papers, in which my ' Dictionary ' is recommended to the public, were written by your lordship. To be so distinguished, is an honour, which, being very little accustomed to favours from the great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge. " When, upon some slight encouragement, I first visited your lordship, I was overpowered, like the rest of mankind, by the enchantment of your...
Página 154 - Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre; that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending : but I found my attendance so little encouraged that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it.
Página 47 - And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures...
Página 318 - He was pleased to coincide, and to dwell on the description of your Jameses as no less royal than poetical. He spoke alternately of Homer and yourself, and seemed well acquainted with hoth ; so that (with the exception of the Turks * and your humble servant) you were in very good company.
Página 254 - The morning after my exit, the sun will rise as bright as ever, the flowers smell as sweet, the plants spring as green, the world will proceed in its old course, people will laugh as heartily, and marry as fast, as they were used to do. The memory of man, as it is elegantly expressed in the Wisdom of Solomon, passcth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but one day.
Página 158 - It is like that of a fine organ; has the fullest and the deepest tones of majesty, with all the softness and elegance of the Dorian flute. Variety without end and never equalled, unless perhaps by Virgil.
Página 226 - Almost all the parts of our bodies require some expense. The feet demand shoes ; the legs stockings ; the rest of the body clothing ; and the belly a good deal of victuals. Our eyes, though exceedingly useful, ask, when reasonable, only the cheap assistance of spectacles, which could not much impair our finances. But the eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither fine clothes, fine houses. nor fine furniture.
Página 235 - God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, "This is my Country.
Página 254 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years ; but wisdom is the grey hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.

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