The Phoenix; or, Weekly miscellany improved, Volume 1

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Page 263 - The darksome pines, that o'er yon rocks reclin'd, Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind, The wandering streams that shine between the hills, The grots that echo to the tinkling rills, The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze...
Page 98 - Stupified with the newly acquired power of changing his position, his limbs, like his tongue, refused, in spite of his efforts, to perform their office. At length he got through the formidable gate.
Page 255 - As war is the last of remedies, cuncta prius tentanda, all lawful expedients must be used to avoid it. As war is the extremity of evil, it is surely the duty of those whose station intrusts them with the care of nations, to avert it from their charge. There are diseases of animal nature which nothing but amputation can remove; so there may, by the depravation of human passions, be sometimes a gangrene in collective life for which fire and the sword are the necessary remedies; but in what can skill...
Page 13 - ... walk backward and forward at a good pace for half an hour or an hour, without speaking to any mortal, or seeming in the least to attend to anything that was going forward there.
Page 14 - than I can say ; I never remember any weather that was not too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry ; but, however God Almighty contrives it, at the end of the year 'tis all very well.
Page 95 - Though art's hid caufes are not found, All is not fweet, all is not found. Give me a look, give me a face, That makes fimplicity a grace ; Robes loofely flowing, hair as free : Such fweet neglecT: more taketh me, Than all th' adulteries of art ; They ftrike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Page 256 - If he that shared the danger enjoyed the profit, and after bleeding in the battle grew rich by the victory, he might shew his gains without envy. But at the conclusion of a ten years...
Page 122 - ... that he communicated to me afterwards a method of curing corns by applying a piece of oiled silk.
Page 256 - These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard, are growing rich as their country is impoverished; they rejoice when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter and devastation ; and laugh from their desks at bravery and science, while they are adding figure to figure, and...
Page 22 - I humbly pray your excellency,' answered the prisoner, ' to recollect that anger is a short madness, and I hope allowances will be made by your holy council for words spoken in haste to a rebellious mule : the prophet Balaam was thrown off his guard with a simple ass, and what is an ass compared to a mule : if your excellency had seen the lovely creature that was screaming in...

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