The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Band 32,Teil 1

F. C. and J. Rivington, 1820

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Seite 59 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; thyself how wondrous then 1 Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Seite 245 - For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
Seite 191 - For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD : to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the LORD.
Seite 256 - Love's but the frailty of the mind When 'tis not with ambition joined; A sickly flame, which if not fed expires, And feeding, wastes in self-consuming fires.
Seite 215 - ... to the foolish ambition of being seen in, what is called, good company. In short, nothing can be more trifling than the life of a Lady, nor more insipid than that of a Gentleman, at Bath : the one is a constant series of flirting and gadding about ; the other of sauntering from place to place, without any scheme or pursuit. Scandal or fashions engross the conversation of the former; the news of the day, the price of fish, the history of the preceding night at the tavern, or savoury anticipations...
Seite 72 - Wildgoose's consent, they went to one of the booths, and were refreshing themselves with the aforesaid potation, when the company began to divide; and proclamation was made, that a Holland shift, which was adorned with ribbands, and displayed on a pole, was going to be run for, and six young women began to exhibit themselves before the whole assembly, in a dress hardly reconcileable to the rules of decency.
Seite 167 - Thorn — or any romantic accounts of the Holy Land, and the like, he had thought it rather a dry discourse, and beginning to spit sixpences, as his saying was, he gave hints to Mr. Wildgoose to stop at the first public-house they should come to. But there was none till they came to Tetbury, where they went into a second-rate inn, for fear of meeting with the same insults which they had received at the Bell at Gloucester. CHAP. VII A Hurley-hurley in the modern Taste WILDGOOSE having been thoroughly...
Seite 199 - The greatest charity we can bestow on people of fashion, at a public place, is the furnishing them something new to talk of. A new singer, a new philosopher, a new rope-dancer, or a new preacher, are objects equally amusing to the idle and indolent that frequent Bath.
Seite 43 - ... vogue among the young people of the University. The Sunday evenings they appropriated to religious authors, which soon convinced 'them of the great neglect of practical religion in that place, as well as in other parts of the kingdom. In consequence of these convictions, they formed themselves into a society, and raised a small fund for charitable uses ; to relieve the necessitous, buy medicines for the sick, and to disperse books amongst the ignorant. They agreed also to go occasionally and...
Seite 8 - Nay, I am convinced that Don Quixote or Gil Bias, Clarissa or Sir Charles Grandison, will furnish more hints for correcting the follies and regulating the morals of young persons, and impress them more forcibly on their minds, than volumes of severe precepts seriously delivered and dogmatically enforced.

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