Historical Illustrations of the Origin and Progress of the Passions, and Their Influence on the Conduct of Mankind: With Some Subordinate Sketches of Human Nature and Human Life, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1825 - Conduct of life

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Page 309 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness...
Page 39 - Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul ; Which long for death, but it cometh not ; And dig for it more than for hid treasures ; Which rejoice exceedingly, And are glad, when they can find the grave?
Page 113 - One man will be obliged to hear the voice of his son imploring help of his father, when his hands are bound. But certainly our hands are still at liberty, and have a sword in them ; let them, then, be subservient to us in our glorious design ; let us die before we become slaves under our enemies and let us go out of the world, together with our children and our wives, in a state of freedom.
Page 456 - Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him.
Page 276 - No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls; for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Page 173 - I am not able to reward thee for this act of kindness. But Alexander will not let thee go without a recompense ; and the gods will reward Alexander for his humanity to my mother, to my wife, and children. Tell him I gave him my hand, for I give it thee in his stead," So saying, he took the hand of Polystratus, and immediately expired.
Page 110 - Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith ; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not ; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
Page 313 - he observed to Major Hook, " have one advantage over us kings of Kandy : — they have counsellors about them, who never allow them to do any thing in a passion, and that is the reason you have so few punishments ; but unfortunately for us, the offender is dead, before our resentment has subsided.
Page 437 - On Thursday, October 29th, he was conducted to the scaffold, in Old Palace-yard. His countenance was cheerful ; and he said, "I desire to be borne withal, for this is the third day of my fever; and if I shall show any weakness, I beseech you to attribute it to my malady, for this is the hour in which it was wont to come.
Page 113 - Some of them have been put upon the rack, and tortured with fire and whippings, and so died. Some have been half devoured by wild beasts, and yet have been reserved alive to be devoured by them a second time, in order to afford laughter and sport to our enemies; and such of those as are alive still, are to be looked on as the most miserable, who being so desirous of death, could not come at it.

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