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Page 326 - When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough.
Page 453 - Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years ; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their pilgrimage.
Page 199 - Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Page 20 - As this is the first passage, in which the names of patron and client occur, it may not be amiss to say a few words on the relative situation of two classes of men, which comprehended nearly all the citizens of Rome.
Page 328 - Skill'd to reverse whate'er the gods create, And make that crooked which they fashion straight : Hard choice for man, to die — or else to be That tottering, wretched, wrinkled thing you see. Age, then, we all prefer ; for age we pray, And travel on to life's last lingering day ; Then sinking slowly down from worse to worse, Find heaven's extorted boon our greatest curse.
Page xiii - ... with favours more substantial : little collections were now and then made, and I have received sixpence in an evening. To one who had long lived in the absolute want of money, such a resource seemed a Peruvian mine : I furnished myself by degrees with paper, &c. and what was of more importance, with books of geometry, and of the higher branches of algebra, which I cautiously concealed. Poetry, even at this time, was no amusement of mine : it was subservient to other purposes ; and I only had...
Page 307 - We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers Deny us for our good ; so find we profit, By losing of our prayers.
Page xiii - The repetitions of which I speak were always attended with applause, and sometimes with favours more substantial; little collections were now and then made, and I have received sixpence in an evening.
Page vi - On seeing me, this great man observed, with a look of pity and contempt, that I was " too small,' and sent me away sufficiently mortified. I expected to be very ill received by my godfather, but he said nothing.