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Page 80 - What hands are here? ha! they pluck out mine eyes! Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.
Page 75 - That noble extravagance of fancy, which he had in so great perfection, thoroughly qualified him to touch this weak superstitious part of his reader's imagination ; and made him capable of succeeding, where he had nothing to support him besides the strength of his own genius.
Page 190 - Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Page 75 - ... we have no rule by which to judge of them, and must confess, if there are such beings in the world, it looks highly probable they should talk and act as he has represented them.
Page 284 - I'll change my note soon, and, I hope, for the better. May the right use of letters, as well as of men, • Hereafter be fixed by the tongue and the pen. Most devoutly I wish they may both have their due, And that / may be never mistaken for U.
Page 45 - ... accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
Page 336 - Falling in the other day at a victualling-house near the house of peers, I heard the maid come down and tell the landlady at the bar, that my lord bishop swore he would throw her out at window, if she did not bring up more mild beer, and that my lord duke would have a double mug of purl.
Page 310 - ... tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only Merit constant pay receives, Is...
Page 30 - ... presence. But the guest at his right hand, a happy-looking, red-faced, welldressed man, soon drew his attention towards me. The party to whom I was thus indebted seemed a very joviallooking personage, and appeared to be well known to all hands, and indeed the life of the party, for, like Falstaff, he was not only witty in himself, but the cause of wit in others.