An English Green Box, Or, The Green Box of the R---t H--------e E-----d L--d Churllow: Given by the Celebrated Mrs. Harvey to Roger O'Tickle ... with Occasional Remarks by the Editor : Dedicated to the Right Hon. Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord High Chancellor of England, &c

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G. Kearsly, 1779 - 102 pages
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Page 90 - I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend; and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him: For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men's blood: I only speak right on...
Page 82 - I fay this, I think every man of wit has a right to laugh at fools, who give offence, or at coxcombs, who are public nufances.
Page 81 - Not to be credited when he mall tell the " truth." . The character of a liar is at once fo hateful and contemptible, that even of thofe who have loft their virtue it might be expected that from the violation of truth thc.y fliould be reftrained by their pride.
Page 91 - The great, th' important day Big with the fate of Cato and of Rome. Again, Who knows not this, but what can Cato do Againft a world, a bafe degenerate world, That courts the yoke, and bows the neck to Car far ?" Pent up in Utica, he vainly forms A poor epitome of Roman greatnefj. This is the very echo of the couplet meafure.
Page 80 - ... the creation of mankind. It is not the increase of vices inseparable from humanity that alarms us, the riots of the licentious, or the outrages of the profligate ; but it is the absence of that integrity, the neglect of that virtue, the contempt of that honour, which by connecting individuals formed society, and without which society can no longer subsist.
Page 88 - Ofe me dementir, dis-moi ce que tu vaux, Conte -moi tes vertus, tes glorieux travaux, Les rares qualités par où tu m'as dû plaire, Et tout ce qui t'éleve au-defïus du vulgaire. Ma faveur fait ta gloire, & ton pouvoir en vient f , Elle feule t...
Page 88 - C'est elle qu'on adore, et non pas ta personne ; Tu n'as crédit ni rang qu'autant qu'elle t'en donne ; Et pour te faire choir je n'aurais aujourd'hui Qu'à retirer la main qui seule est ton appui.
Page 53 - My religion is satyrised in Italian — my politics in Spanish and Dutch — I hear Washington ridiculed in Russian, and myself in all the jargon of Germany — I cannot bear it — Make Europe civil to America, or I'll follow Silas Deane.
Page 1 - Lodgings. From the French of the Hague edition. Revised and corrected by those of Leipsic and Amsterdam.
Page 94 - The professed wit, either in life or on the stage is usually severe and satirical. But mirth is the source of Falstaff s wit.

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