Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects: Crito, by Sir Harry Beaumont. A particular account of the emperor of China's gardens, by Sir Harry Beaumont. Deformity, by William Hay. Lucina sine concubita, by Abraham Johnson. A modest defense of gaming. The pretty gentleman. The polite philosopher. The plan of an essay upon delicacy, by Nathanael Lancaster

Robert Dodsley
J. Dodsley, 1771

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Página 115 - 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 100 - I hope never to give them caufe to object to my Behaviour. 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 115 - Deformity neceflarily implies a want of it, a deformed Perfon muft then be a complete Monfter. But however common the Cafe may be, my own Senfations inform me, that it is not univerfally true.
Página 23 - ... and unkind ones add to deformity; and it is on this account that good nature may, very juftly, be faid to be c 'the belt feature, even in the fineft face.
Página 36 - Object. A Head that is quite unactive, and flung flat upon the Canvas (like the Faces on Medals after the Fall of the Roman Empire, or the Gothic Heads before the Revival of the Arts) will be so far from having any Grace, that it will not even have any Life in it. " The Second Observation is : That there can be no Grace, -with Impropriety; or, in other Words, that nothing can be graceful, that is not adapted to the Characters of the Person.
Página 103 - Danger of being trampled trampled upon, or ftifled in a Crowd ; where my Back is a convenient Lodgment for the Elbow of any tall Perfon that is near. I can fee nothing ; and my whole Employment is to guard my Perfon. I have forborn to attend his Majefty in the Houfe of Peers, fmce I was like to be fqueezed to death there againft the Wall.
Página 112 - As it is more uncommon, it is more remarkable; and that, perhaps, is the true Reafon, why it is more ridiculed by the Vulgar. Since this is the Cafe, I appeal to my Fraternity...
Página 69 - Line; but look rude and rustic, with different Pieces of Rock, some of which jut out, and others recede inwards; and are placed with so much Art, that you would take it to be the Work of Nature.
Página 315 - In . the Revised Statutes, the words "or otherwise" were intentionally omitted. Hence the duty of personal examination became, in all cases, imperative. So great, however, is the tax imposed by this requirement upon the time of...
Página 113 - Phyfiognomy. fome Years ago, I infifted on being drawn as I am, and that the ftrong Marks of the Small Pox might appear in my Face ; for I did not choofe to Colour over a Lye. The Painter faid, he never was allowed fuch Liberty before ; and I advifed him, if he hoped to be in vogue, never to...

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