Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 60

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Richard Bentley, 1866
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Page 174 - The best in this kind are but shadows ; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
Page 172 - All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens : Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.
Page 488 - There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Page 599 - THOMAS GRADGRIND, sir. A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.
Page 60 - God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in't.
Page 177 - Youth! for years so many and sweet, 'Tis known that Thou and I were one, I'll think it but a fond conceit— It cannot be that Thou art gone!
Page 604 - What do you learn from Paradise Lost ? Nothing at all. What do you learn from a cookerybook ? Something new, something that you did not know before, in every paragraph. But would you therefore put the wretched cookery-book on a higher level of estimation than the divine poem ? What you owe to Milton is not any knowledge, of which a million separate items are still but a million of advancing steps on...
Page 172 - tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison.
Page 59 - And glories in her lovers' pains. With age she fades, each lover flies, Contemn'd, forlorn, she pines and dies. When Jove the Father's grief survey'd, And heard him Heav'n and Fate upbraid, Thus spoke the God. By outward show, Men judge of happiness and woe : Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct th' eternal will ? Seek virtue ; and, of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Page 65 - Let me go; take back thy gift: Why should a man desire in any way To vary from the kindly race of men, Or pass beyond the goal of ordinance Where all should pause, as is most meet for all?

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