The Recreative Magazine, Volume 1

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Munroe and Francis, 1822 - United States - 586 pages

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Page 276 - Full little knowest thou that hast not tried, What hell it is, in suing long to bide ; To lose good days that might be better spent : To waste long nights in pensive discontent ; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow ; To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow...
Page 313 - Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication : Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation ; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion : But to return, — Get very drunk ; and when You wake with headache, you shall see what then.
Page 45 - And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Page 47 - And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die. who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel ? God forbid : as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground ; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
Page 291 - ... pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing; and now I have writ, in a rhyming fit, what will make you dance, and as you advance, will keep you still, though against your will, dancing away, alert and gay, till you come to an end of what I have...
Page 324 - Of heaven's ascent they lift their feet, when, lo! A violent cross wind from either coast Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry Into the devious air; then might ye see Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tost And flutter'd into rags ; then relics, beads, Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, The sport of winds...
Page 291 - I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you...
Page 250 - There are a bundle of curiosities, not only in philosophy but in divinity, proposed and discussed by men of most supposed abilities, which indeed are not worthy our vacant hours, much less our serious studies; pieces only fit to be placed in Pantagruel's library, or bound up with Tartaretus de modo cacandi.
Page 291 - ... tis only her plan, to catch if she can, the giddy and gay as they go that way, by a production on a new construction. She has baited her trap, in hopes to snap all that may come, with a sugar -plum.

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