Ardent: A Tale of Windsor Forest, in the Nineteenth Century ; Dedicated to the Memory of His Most Gracious Majesty, George the Fourth, Volume 4

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Chappel, 1832

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Page 181 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds, too late, that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, is— to die.
Page 229 - Delphos, either for the oracle's sake, or for the sake of the wise men that frequently that place. But when he came thither, he found matters to be quite otherwise than he expected and so far from deserving the reputation they had in the world for piety and wisdom that he found them proud, avaricious and hereupon delivered his opinion of them under this fable: this fable: "I find...
Page 227 - ... the fable of the Eagle and the Beetle: A Hare that was hard put to't by an Eagle, took Sanctuary in a Ditch with a Beetle. The Beetle Interceded for the Hare: The Eagle Flapt off the former, and Devoured the other. The Beetle took this for an Affront to Hospitality, as well as to...
Page 229 - I find the Curiosity that brought me hither to be much the Case of People at the Seaside, that we see something come Hulling toward them a great way off at Sea and take it at first to be some Mighty Matter, but upon Driving nearer and nearer the Shore, it proves at last to be only a heap of Weeds and Rubbish.
Page 237 - ... off. They fought it out, till they were e'en glad to lie down and take breath. In which instant a fox passing that way, and finding how the case stood with the two combatants, seized upon the fawn for his own use, and so very fairly scampered away with him. The lion and the bear saw the whole action, but not being in condition to rise and hinder it, they passed this reflection...
Page 229 - ... over one hundred years. It is difficult to decipher because the paper is brittle, tears easily and is somewhat discolored. It is by Sir Roger L'Estrange, Kt., London, 1708. It will transpose but little of the descriptive matter, using the language of the author, which will appear queer. When Aesop had taken almost the whole tour of Greece he went to Delphos, either for the oracle's sake, or for the sake of the wise men that frequently that place. But when he came thither, he found matters to...
Page 38 - By minds to fame unknown. 2 But soon or late the time will come, Though long it seem deferred, When loudest talkers shall be dumb, And silent doers heard. Then shall a meed surpassing fame To lowly worth be given, Whose toil hath sought with humble aim To guide the soul to heaven.
Page 228 - Beetle watch'd her still and shew'd the same Trick once again. Whereupon the Eagle made her appeal to Jupiter, who gave her leave to lay her next Course of Eggs in his own Lap. But the Beetle found out a way to make Jupiter rise from his Throne...
Page 238 - Tis the fate of all Gotham quarrels, when fools go together by the ears, to have knaves run away with the stakes.
Page 155 - Bacon," says the learned D'Israeli in his Curiosities of Literature, "has justly observed, that men of learning require inventories of their knowledge, as rich men have schedules of their estates . . . ." Men of renown have followed the same course, and their names are still hallowed by posterity. They collected the sweets as lively bees hovering over the beautiful and fragrant flowers,

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