The Spirit of the Public Journals, Volumen 12

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
R. Phillips, 1809
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.
 

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Página 187 - Lay rotting in the sun : But things like that, you know, must be After a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Marlbro' won And our good Prince Eugene"; "Why 'twas a very wicked thing!
Página 27 - She hardly is a seven-night old, And yet she is a Pope. No king her feet did ever kiss, Or had from her worse look than this; Nor did she ever hope To saint one with a rope, And yet she is a Pope. "A female Pope, you'll say; a second Joan? No, sure, she is Pope Innocent, or none.
Página 265 - Well, Sir, and what beside ?" " Why, since you're booted, saddle it and ride !" " Ride what ? — a chestnut !" "Ay; come, get across. I tell you, Tom, the chestnut is a horse, And all the horse you'll get ; for I can show, As clear as sunshine, that 'tis really so — Not by the musty, fusty, worn-out rules Of Locke and Bacon — addle-headed fools ! All Logic but the wranglers' I disown, And stick to one sound argument — your own.
Página 66 - Love's telegraph. If a gentleman wants a wife, he wears a ring on the first finger of the left hand ; if he be engaged, he wears it on the second finger ; if married, on the third ; and on the fourth, if he never intends to be married. When a lady is not engaged, she wears a hoop or diamond on...
Página 264 - An Eton stripling — training for the law, A dunce at syntax, but a dab at taw, — One happy Christmas, laid upon the shelf His cap and gown and stores of learned pelf, With all the deathless bards of Greece and Rome, To spend a fortnight at his uncle's home. Returned, and passed the usual...
Página 43 - I cannot be satisfied, my dearest friend, blest as I am in the matrimonial state, unless I pour into your friendly bosom, which has ever been in unison with mine, the various sensations which swell with the liveliest emotions of pleasure, my almost bursting heart.
Página 54 - Adams, recently related the following anecdote of himself to a select circle of friends. The conversation happened to turn upon the folly of some men's wives ; upon which, said the Doctor, " I will give you an instance of the folly of mine; and, I am persuaded, you must acknowledge it exceeds every thing you ever heard of.
Página 265 - tis done, for every John-pie is a Pi-geon ! " " Bravo ! " Sir Peter cries — " Logic for ever! it beats my grandmother — and she was clever! But hold, my boy — it surely would be hard, that wit and learning should have no reward. To-morrow, for a stroll, the park we'll cross, and then I'll give you, Tom, a high-bred horse.
Página 44 - I wish I could be more deserving of the man whose name I bear. To say all in one word, my dear, and to crown the whole, my former gallant lover is now my indulgent husband, my fondness is returned, and I might have had a Prince, without the felicity I find with him.
Página 245 - tis better as more dear, We, for high usance, should revere, My Uncle. And though to make the heedless wise, He cheats in all he sells or buys, To work a moral purpose tries My Uncle. Who, when our friends are quite withdrawn, And hypocrites no longer fawn Takes all but honour into pawn My Uncle.

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