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Page 447 - Mr. Wilkes was very assiduous in helping him to some fine veal. "Pray give me leave, Sir: — It is better here — A little of the brown — Some fat, Sir — A little of the stuffing — Some gravy — Let me have the pleasure of giving you some butter — Allow me to recommend a squeeze of this orange; — or the lemon, perhaps, may have more zest." — "Sir, Sir, I am obliged to you, Sir...
Page 62 - Royal Academy of Painting, which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to a man that wants a shirt.
Page 131 - ... a good while since, but durst not wear, because the plague was in Westminster when I bought it ; and it is a wonder what will be the fashion after the plague is done, as to periwigs, for nobody will dare to buy any hair, for fear of the infection, that it had been cut off the heads of people dead of the plague.
Page 500 - These pretty babes, with hand in hand, Went wandering up and down : But never more could see the man Approaching from the town...
Page 92 - Who did nought but scratch and pray : Their dirty children puking — Their dirty saucepans cooking—- Their dirty fingers hooking Their swarming fleas away. To starboard, Turks and Greeks were — Whiskered and brown their cheeks were— Enormous wide their breeks were, Their pipes did puff...
Page 583 - Burns's poems, and have read them twice ; and though they be written in a language that is new to me, and many of them on subjects much inferior to the author's ability, I think them on the whole a very extraordinary production.
Page 577 - For, to make myself absolutely dead in a poetical capacity, my resolution at present is, never to exercise any more that faculty. It is, I confess, but seldom seen that the poet dies before the man ; for, when we once fall in love with that bewitching art, we do not use to court it as a mistress, but marry it as a wife, and take it for better or worse, as an inseparable companion of our whole life.
Page 294 - was a very fine gentleman, active, and full of courage, and most accomplished in those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing, which accompany a good breeding ; in which his delight was. Besides that, he was amorous in poetry, and musick, to which he indulged the greatest part of his time ; and nothing could...
Page 264 - ... religion which holds up to admiration the surrender of wealth, and disables serious persons from enjoying it if they would ; — a religion, the doctrines of which, be they good or bad, are to the generality of men unknown ; which is considered to bear on its very surface signs of folly and falsehood so distinct that a glance suffices to judge of it, and careful examination is preposterous...
Page 261 - The increase and expansion of the Christian creed and ritual, and the variations which have attended the process in the case of individual writers and churches, are the necessary attendants on any philosophy or polity which takes possession of the intellect and heart, and has had any wide or extended dominion. From the nature of the human mind, time is necessary for the full comprehension and perfection of great ideas.