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Will not affront me,
He would not, with a peremptory tone,
Conversation. Line 121.
Line 193. Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society's chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.
Line 251. I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that's all perfume. Line 283. The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. Line 299.
His wit invites you by his looks to come,
Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
Retirement. Line 614
useless if it goes as if it stands. Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.
See Pope, page 331.
Philologists, who chase
Retirement. Line 692.
The Yearly Distrese.
Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk.
These valleys and rocks never heard;
Or smiled when a Sabbath appear’d. Ibid.
Compared with the speed of its flight
And the swift-winged arrows of light. Ibid.
On observing some Names of Little Note.
1 La Bruyère.
'Tis Providence alone secures
every change both mine and yours.
If birds confabulate or no.
A Fable. Moral I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau
Pairing Time Anticipated.
This lesson seems to carry,
She had a frugal mind. History of John Gilpin. A hat not much the worse for wear.
And Gilpin, Long live he!
Ibid. he path of sorrow, and that path alone, eads to the land where sorrow is unknown.
To an Aflicted Protestant Lady United yet divided, twain at once : So sit two kings of Brentford on one throne."
The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 77. Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, Exlu i larate the spirit, and restore The tone of languid nature.
Line 181. The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change leased with novelty, might be indulged. Line 506
Doing good, Disinterested good, is not our trade.
Line 673 God made the country, and man made the town.”
KINGHAM : The Rehearsal (the two Kings of Brentford).
Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,"
The Task. Book it. The T'imepiece, Line 1
I would not have a slave to till my ground,
Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs
England, with all thy faults I love thee still,
Presume to lay their hand upon the ark
1 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men! – Jeremiah ix. 2.
Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place! – Byron : Childe Harold, canto iv. stanza 177.
2 Servi peregrini, ut primum Galliæ fines penetraverint eodem momento Ilberi sunt (Foreign slaves, as soon as they come within the limits of Gaal, that moment they are free). — BODINUS : Liber i. c. 5.
Lord Campbell ("Lives of the Chief Justices," vol. ii. p. 418) says that “ Lord Mansfield first established the grand doctrine that the air of England is too pure to be breathed by a slave." The words attributed to Lord Mansfield, however, are not found in his judgment. They are in Hargrave's argument, May 14, 1772, where he speaks of England as "a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in." – Lorrt: Reports, p. 2.
8 See Churchill, page 413.
The Task. Book ü. The Timepiece, Line 235.
Line 606. ariety's the very spice of life.”
She that asks er dear five hundred friends.
Book iii. The Garden. Line 41.
Dryden, page 277.
emoir of Sydney Smith, vol. i. p. 259.
be is friz land's !