The Works of Soame Jenyns ...: Including Several Pieces Never Before Published. To which are Prefixed, Short Sketches of the History of the Author's Family, and Also of His Life, Volume 2

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T. Cadell, 1790
 

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Page 213 - ... it : it is feldom of any fervice to the giver, becaufe it more frequently makes him an enemy, than a friend ; and as feldom to the receiver, becaufe, if he is not wife enough to act properly without it, he will fcarcely be wife enough to diftinguifh that which is good.
Page 132 - K 2 mere mere horfes, condemned to fuch exquifite and unmerited torments for my convenience ; but when I reflect, that they once...
Page 21 - Nor ever penetrate the filent urn. What mean the nodding plumes, the fun'ral train, And marble monument that fpeaks in vain, With all thofe cares which ev'ry nation pays To their unfeeling dead in different ways...
Page 133 - ... learned, and courageous to be kept in awe by the threats of hell and damnation : . and I exhort every fine lady to confider how...
Page 101 - I fhall beg leave to point it out ; and it is this : that they once more retire to the...
Page 37 - Ev'n from this dark confinement with delight She looks abroad, and prunes herfelf for flight; Like an unwilling inmate longs to roam From this dull earth, and feek her native home. Go then forgetful of its toil and...
Page 25 - ... fam'd the oriental wife For ftedfaft virtue, and contempt of life : Thefe heroines mourn not with loud female cries Their hufbands loft, or with o'erflowing eyes. But, ftrange to tell ! their funeral piles afcend...
Page 11 - Serving, adorning life, through all its parts, Which names impos'd, by letters mark'd thofe names, Adjufted properly by legal claims, From woods, and wilds collected rude mankind, And cities, laws, and governments defign'd ? What can this be, but fome bright ray from...
Page 142 - The house stands at the end of a dirty village, and close by it are a few tame deer, impounded in an orchard, to which he gives the pompous title of a park. Behind is a fen, which he calls a piece of water, and before it a goose-common, on which he bestows the name of a lawn.
Page 45 - Summon'd to pass the spacious realms of time ; Their leader the Almighty. In that march Ah who may quit his post, when high in air The chos'n Archangel rides, whose right hand wields Th' imperial standard of Heav'n's providence, Which, dreadly sweeping through the vaulted sky, O'ershadows all creation ? ATHELWOLD.

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