Select Essays of Dr. Johnson, Svazek 1

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J.M. Dent, 1889 - Počet stran: 4

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Strana 112 - In every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant kings, or tyrant laws restrain, How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure. Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find : With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.
Strana 228 - Crafty men contemn studies; simple men admire them ; and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use: but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation."—Bacon's Essays
Strana 184 - Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst play In presence of the Almighty Father, pleas'd With thy celestial song. Or other worlds they seem'd, or happy isles, Like those Hesperian gardens fam'd of old, Fortunate fields, and groves, and flow'ry vales, Thrice happy isles! But who dwelt happy there, He stay'd not to
Strana 167 - both stood, Both turn'd, and under open sky ador'd The God that made both sky, air, earth, and heav'n, Which they beheld ; the moon's resplendent globe, And starry pole : thou also mad'st the night, Maker omnipotent! and thou the day, Which we in our appointed work employ'd
Strana 16 - O thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides ' , Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast With silent confidence and holy rest: From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we tend, Path, motive, guide, original, and end. 1
Strana 58 - Be fair or foul, or rain or shine, The joys I have possess'd in spite of fate are mine. Not Heav'n itself upon the past has pow'r, But; what has been has been, and I have had my hour. —DRYDEN.
Strana xxiv - Some sterner virtues o'er the mountain's breast May sit, like falcons cowering on the nest; But all the gentler morals, such as play Through life's more cultur'd walks, and charm the way, These far dispers'd on timorous pinions fly, To sport and flutter in a kinder sky
Strana 31 - Surely Sir John Falstaff himself did not wear his petticoats with a worse grace. The reader may well cry out with honest Sir Hugh Evans, ' I like not when a 'oman has a great peard: I spy a great peard under her muffler.'
Strana 41 - hast attain'd the sum Of wisdom ; hope no higher, though all the stars Thou knew'st by name, and all th' ethereal powers, All secrets of the deep, all nature's works, Or works of God in heav'n, air, earth, or sea.
Strana 135 - Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters to be wise ; There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the gaol.

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