The Lounger: no. 36-69; Oct. 8, 1785-May 27, 1786

A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1788

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Seite 17 - He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genius; he looks round on Nature and on Life with the eye which Nature bestows only on a poet; the eye that distinguishes, in...
Seite 240 - ... rush down the steep, unarmed as I was, and to die at once by the swords of my enemies ; but the instinctive love of life prevailed, and starting as the roe bounded by me, I have again shrunk back to the shelter I had left.
Seite 238 - ... and retiring, rather in grief than in anger, left his native country that very night ; and when he reached the nearest town, enlisted with a recruiting party of a regiment then on foreign service.
Seite 236 - ... services of their attendants as perfectly compensated by the wages they receive, and as unworthy of any return of kindness, attention or complacency. Something of this kind must indeed necessarily happen in the great and fluctuating establishments of fashionable life ; but I am sorry to see it of late gaining ground in the country of Scotland, where, from...
Seite 234 - ... of home, to the little joys and endearments of a family, to the affection of relations, to the fidelity of domestics.
Seite 240 - I rose and stole to the mouth of the cave ; when suddenly a dog met me, and gave that short quick bark by which they indicate their prey.
Seite 167 - That the day shall begin at the hour of two in what is now called the afternoon, and end at six in what is vulgarly called the morning; the space between the latter hour and the former to appertain and belong to your petitioner.
Seite 113 - the use I make of it. These jewels are esteemed the finest in the province ; and I hope soon to possess a set still more precious.
Seite 308 - Though I will not go so far as a paradoxical critic has done, and ascribe valour to Falstaff ; yet, if his cowardice is fairly examined, it will be found to be not so much a weakness as a principle. In his very cowardice there is much of the sagacity I have remarked in him; he has the sense of danger, but not the discomposure of fear.
Seite 199 - ... of fashion before we have come to any degree of perfection in all or any of these accomplishments; for some of the fine ladies and fine gentlemen who visit us, say, that the ton here is no ton at all, for that the true and genuine ton (like the true and genuine milk of roses) is only to be found in London. Nay, some of the...

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