Introduction to the Art of Thinking

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W. Creech and T. Caddell, 1789 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 311 pages

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Page 113 - Ah, Valentine ! can you leave me here ?" Valentine immediately ran back, and in the midst of a thick fire of the French took the corporal upon his back and brought him through all that danger as far as the Abbey of...
Page 192 - ... which he was as unable to leave as to enjoy. Clogged in his wings, enfeebled in his feet, and his whole frame...
Page 192 - The philosopher, on the other hand, sipped a little with caution ; but being suspicious of danger, flew off to fruits and flowers, where, by the moderation of his meals, he improved his relish for the true enjoyment of them. In the evening, however, he called upon his friend, to inquire whether...
Page 260 - I'll remove the cause. A wond'rous spring within my garden flows, Of sov'reign virtue, chiefly to compose Domestic jars and matrimonial strife, The best elixir t' appease man and wife ; Strange are th' effects, the qualities divine ; 'Tis water call'd, but worth its weight in wine.
Page 21 - Names that denote divifion and difference, fuch as, benefits, obligation, intreaties, thanks, gratitude, are odious to them. Something to be wifhed like home that is not home, like alone that is not alone, found in a friend only, or in his houfe.
Page 113 - He was not by any means to be forced from the body, but was removed with it bleeding in his arms, and attended with tears by all their comrades who knew their enmity. When he was brought to a tent, his wounds were dressed...
Page 52 - The first and most important female quality is sweetness of temper. Heaven did not give to the female sex insinuation and persuasion, in order to be surly ; it did not make them weak in order to be imperious ; it did not give them a sweet voice in order to be employed in scolding ; it did not provide them with delicate features in order to be disfigured with anger.
Page 83 - You have obliged a man ; — very well. What would you have more ? Is not the consciousness of doing good a sufficient reward ? 39. Agesilaus, king of Sparta,* being asked the means of establishing a high reputation, answered, —
Page 175 - I find, would have been concluded without an IF, had you been as ready to do justice to others as to exact it from them.
Page 116 - Syfacufe, was always bewraying his unhappinefs. Damocles, one of his flatterers, defcanting upon his magnificence, his power, his riches ; Dionyfius faid to him, ' Thefe things feem to delight you ; make a trial of my place, by way of expe

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