The Life of John Buncle: Esq; Containing Various Observations and Reflections, Made in Several Parts of the World, and Many Extraordinary Relations

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J. Johnson and B. Davenport, 1766 - Anecdotes

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Page 279 - Learning and knowledge are perfections in us, not as we are men, but as we are reasonable creatures, in which order of beings the female world is upon the same level with the male.
Page 476 - To health of body, and content of mind ; A soul, that can securely death defy, And count it nature's privilege to die ; Serene and manly, harden'd to...
Page 29 - And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Page 161 - I reply, that I think it unreasonable and impious to grieve immoderately for the dead. A decent and proper tribute of tears and sorrow, humanity requires ; but when that duty has been paid, we must remember, that to lament a dead woman is not to lament a wife. A wife must be a living woman.
Page 475 - Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it pursue.
Page 148 - ... his nostrils. He had killed two men in duels before I left Ireland, and would have been hanged, but that it was his good fortune to be tried before a judge who never let any man suffer for killing another in this manner. (This was the late Sir John St. Leger.) He debauched all the women he could, and many whom he could not corrupt.
Page 28 - God winked at; but now coinmandeth all men every where to repent; becaufe he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteoufnefs, by that man whom he hath ordained : whereof he hath given aflurance unto all men, in that he hath raifed him from the dead.
Page 24 - La Mancha, in hopes of conquering a kingdom, or marrying some great Princess ; but to see if I could find another good country girl for a wife, and get a little more money; as they were the only two things united, that could secure me from melancholy, and confer real happiness.
Page 372 - Ut caneret paucis, mersitque hoc pulvere verum, Estque dei sedes, nisi terra et pontus et aer Et caelum et virtus? Superos quid quaerimus ultra? luppiter est, quodcumque vides, quodcumque moveris. Sortilegis egeant dubii semperque futuris Casibus ancipites: me non oracula cerium Sed mors certa facit. Pavido fortique cadendum est: Hoc satis est dixisse lovem.
Page 500 - Formed in the forge, the pliant brass is laid ") On anvils ; and of head and limbs are made, > Pans, cans, and piss-pots, a whole kitchen trade.

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