Essay on Irish Bulls

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J. Swaine, 1803 - Počet stran: 240
 

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Strana 108 - More saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter, for, being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most of any man in that presence and company. So Master More called this old aged man unto him, and said, father...
Strana 19 - Socrates, sleeping and waking, do not partake of the same consciousness, Socrates waking and sleeping is not the same person ; and to punish Socrates waking for what sleeping Socrates thought, and waking Socrates was never conscious of, would be no more of right than to punish one twin for what his brother twin did, whereof he knew nothing, because their outsides are so like that they could not be distinguished; for such twins have been seen...
Strana 109 - for I am well nigh a hundred years old, and no man here in this company any thing near my age.' " ' Well then,' quoth Mr. Moore, ' how say you to this matter ? What think you to be the cause of these shelves and sands which stop up Sandwich haven ?' " 'Forsooth, sir,' quoth he, ' I am an old man ; I think that Tenterdeu steeple is the cause of Goodwin sands.
Strana 108 - Goodwin's sands, and the shelf which stopped up Sandwich haven. Thither cometh Mr. Moore, and calleth all the country before him, such as were thought to be men of experience, and men that could, of all likelihood, best satisfy him of the matter concerning the stopping of Sandwich haven.
Strana 108 - ... likelihood, best satisfy him of the matter concerning the stopping of Sandwich haven. Among the rest came in before him an old man with a white head, and one that was thought to be little less than a hundred years old.
Strana 87 - To live a life half dead, a living death, And buried; but, O yet more miserable! Myself my sepulchre, a moving grave ; Buried, yet not exempt, By privilege of death and burial, From worst of other evils, pains, and wrongs; But made hereby obnoxious more To all the miseries of life, Life in captivity Among inhuman foes.
Strana 182 - Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful ; the event which he represents will not happen, but if it were possible, its effects would probably be such as he has assigned ; and it may be said, that he has not only shown human nature as it acts in real exigencies, but as it would be found in trials, to which it cannot be exposed.
Strana 72 - Furs, and Casuistry in Lawn, Gasps, as they straiten at each end the cord, And dies, when Dulness gives her Page the word. Mad Mathesis alone was unconfin'd, Too mad for mere material chains to bind, Now to pure Space lifts her extatic stare, Now running round the Circle, finds it square.
Strana 23 - Parmenio used with his friend Alexander, instead of putting his seal upon the lips of the curious impertinent, the English gentleman thought proper to reprove the Hibernian, if not with delicacy, at least with poetical justice. He concluded writing his letter in these words : ' I would say more, but a damned tall Irishman is reading over my shoulder every word I write.
Strana 21 - THE difficulty of selecting from the vulgar herd of Irish bulls one, that shall be entitled to the prize, from the united merits of pre-eminent absurdity, and indisputable originality, is greater than hasty judges may imagine. Many bulls reputed to be bred and born in Ireland, are of foreign extraction ; and many more, supposed to be unrivalled in their kind, may be matched in all their capital points : for instance, there is not a more celebrated bull than Paddy Blake's.

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