Edward: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken from Life and Manners, Chiefly in England ...

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Printed at the Minerva Press for A. K. Newman and Company, 1816
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Page 191 - The chariest maid is prodigal enough, If she unmask her beauty to the moon : Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes : The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent.
Page 131 - Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began.
Page 194 - Which, by remembrance, will assuage Grief, sickness, poverty, and age; And strongly shoot a radiant dart To shine through life's declining part. Say, Stella, feel you no content, Reflecting on a life well spent?
Page 59 - Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.
Page 212 - Upbraid, ye ravening tribes, our wanton rage, ,For hunger kindles you, and lawless want ^ But lavish fed, in Nature's bounty roll'd, To joy at anguish, and delight in blood, Is what your horrid bosoms never knew.
Page 243 - Secure us kindly in our native night. Or, if to wit a coxcomb make pretence, Guard the sure barrier between that and sense; Or quite unravel all the reas'ning thread, And hang some curious cobweb in its stead! As, forced from wind-guns, lead itself can fly, And pond'rous slugs cut swiftly through the sky...
Page 198 - tis true ; But pays his debts, and visit when 'tis due ; His character and gloves are ever clean, And then he can out-bow the bowing Dean ; A smile eternal on his lip he wears, Which equally the wise and worthless shares. In gay fatigues, this most undaunted chief, Patient of idleness beyond belief, Most charitably lends the town his face For ornament in every public place ; As sure as cards he to th...
Page 142 - See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn.
Page 15 - This dinner was given by a gentleman, whose interest in the county Mr. Barnet opposed ; of course he was not invited to the feast ; but the innkeeper, who had private reasons for cultivating the good will of Mr. Barnet, and knew by what means that •was to be most effectually obtained, gave him to know that a copious bason of the turtle should be sent to him— Mr.
Page 24 - Mrs. Barnet smiled with a nod of assent. " Good gracious, my dear ! You do not reflect," added the husband, " how strange . a thing it would be for us to take a poor miserable wretch of a boy, perhaps the son of a soot-man, under our care, and be at the whole expence of maintaining him. I should be glad to know who will thank us for it?

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