The Man of Feeling

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T. Cadell, 1771 - Benevolence - 268 pages
 

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Page 60 - Harley was a good deal struck by this discovery ; he had prudence enough, however, to conceal his amazement, and bowing as low to the monarch as his dignity required, left him immediately, and joined his companions. He found them in a quarter of the house set apart for the insane of the other sex, several of whom had gathered about the female visitors, and were examining, with rather more accuracy than might have been expected, the particulars of their dress.
Page 63 - ... turned them now upon Harley. My Billy is no more ! said she. Do you weep for my Billy ? Blessings on your tears ! I would weep too, but my brain is dry ; and it burns, it burns, it burns ! She drew nearer to Harley- Be comforted, young lady, said he: your Billy is in heaven.
Page 178 - ... ancestor, who is now lord of the manor. I thought I managed it, as they had done, with prudence ; I paid my rent regularly as it became due, and had always as much behind as gave bread to me and my children. But my last lease was out soon after you left that part of the country ; and the squire, who had lately got a...
Page 244 - When shall we see them again ? ' said he. I was delighted with the demand, and promised to reconduct him on the morrow. " In going to their place of rendezvous, he took me a little out of the road, to see, as he told me, the performances of a young statuary.
Page 10 - I have observed one ingredient, somewhat necessary in a man's composition towards happiness which people of feeling would do well to acquire — a certain respect for the follies of mankind ; for there are so many fools whom the opinion of the. world entitles to regard, whom accident has placed in heights of which they are unworthy, that he who cannot restrain his contempt or indignation at the sight, will be too often quarrelling with the disposal of things to relish that share which is allotted...
Page 71 - ... besides, deeply engaged for sums which that good friend's extravagance had squandered. " The dreams he had formerly enjoyed, were now changed for ideas of a very different nature. He abjured all confidence in any thing of human form ; sold his lands, which still produced him a very large reversion ; came to town, and immured himself with a woman, who had been his nurse, in little better than a garret ; and has ever since applied his talents to the vilifying of his species.
Page 30 - Our delicacies," said Harley to himself, " are fantastic ; they are not in nature ! that beggar walks over the sharpest of these stones barefooted, whilst I have lost the most delightful dream in the world, from the smallest of them happening to get into my shoe.
Page 35 - I told all my misfortunes truly, but they were seldom believed ; and the few who gave me a halfpenny as they passed did it with a shake of the head, and an injunction not to trouble them with a long story.
Page 173 - He was one of those figures which Salvator would have drawn ; nor was the surrounding scenery unlike the wildness of that painter's back-grounds. The banks on each side were covered with fantastic...
Page 14 - In short, he accommodated himself so ill to her humour, that she died, and did not leave him a farthing. The other method pointed out to him was an endeavour to get a lease of some crown-lands, which lay contiguous to his little paternal estate. This, it was imagined, might be easily procured...

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