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" I observed some with scimitars in their hands, and others with urinals, who ran to and fro upon the bridge, thrusting several persons on trap-doors which did not seem to lie in their way, and which they might have escaped, had they not been thus forced... "
The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ... - Page 381
by Joseph Addison - 1854
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The Spectator, Volume 2

English essays - 1739 - 346 pages
...been thus forced ' upon them. 'THE Genius feeing me indulge my felf in this me' lancholy Profpeft, told me I had dwelt long enough ' upon it : Take thine Eyes off the Bridge,, faid he, and ' tell me if thou yet feeft any thing thou doft not com' prehend. Upon looking up, What...
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

English literature - 1773 - 394 pages
...they not been thus forced upon them. The genius feeing me indulge myfelf in this melancholy profpeft, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it ; Take thine eyes off the bridge, faid he, and tell me if them feeft any thing thou doit not comprehend. Upon looking up, What mean,...
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The Little Female Orators, Or Nine Evenings Entertainment, with Observations

Young women - 1778 - 124 pages
...they not been thus forced upon them. The Genius feeing me indulge myfelf in this melancholy Profpecl, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it. Take thine Eyes off the Bridge, faid he, and tell me, if thou yet feeft any Thing thou doft not comprehend. Upon looking up, What mean,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1058 pages
...not been thus forced upon them. The genius fee-ing fne indulge myfelf in this melancholy profpeft, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it : Take thine eyes off the bridge, faid he, and tell me if thou feelt any thing thou doft not comprehend. Upon looking up, What mean,...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794 - 450 pages
...the bridge, thrusting several persons on trap-doors which did not seem to lie in their way, and which they might have escaped had they not been thus forced upon them. 'The Genius seeing me indulge myself on this melancholy prospect, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it. Take thine eyes off the bridge,...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 2

Addison (pseud.) - Anecdotes - 1794 - 564 pages
...they not thus been forced upon them. The genius feeing me indulge myfelf in this melancholy profpeft, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it : Take thine eyes off the bridge, faid he, and tell me if thou yet fee'ft any thing thou ( 217 ) thou doft not comprehend. Upon looking...
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The Spectator ...

1803 - 472 pages
...might have escaped had they not been thus forced upon them. . ' The Genius, seeing me indulge myself on this melancholy prospect, told me I had dwelt long...eyes off the bridge," said he, " and tell me if thou yet seest any thing thou dost not comprehend." Upon looking up, " What mean," said I,." those great...
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NL orphan barcodes on file at ReCAP

1804 - 412 pages
...the bridge, thrusting several persons on trap-doors which did not seem to lie in their way, and which they might have escaped had they not been thus forced upon them. ' The genius seeing me indulge myself on this melancholy prospect, told me I had dwelt long enough upon it. Take thine eyes off the bridge,...
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Beauties of British Prose

Sydney Melmoth - English prose literature - 1805 - 368 pages
...the bridge, thrusting several persons on trap-doors which did not seem to lie in their way, and which they might have escaped had they not been thus forced...eyes off the bridge, said he, and tell me if thou yet seest any thing thou dost not comprehend. Upon looking up, What mean, said I, those great flights...
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The British Essayists, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 322 pages
...thus forced upon them. * The genius seeing me indulge myself on this melancholy prospect, told me 1 had dwelt long enough upon it. " Take thine eyes off the bridge," said he, " and tell me if thou yet seest any thing thou dost not comprehend." Upon looking up, • what mean," said I, " those great...
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