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Page 534 - Chose admirable ! la religion chrÚtienne, qui ne semble avoir d'objet que la fÚlicitÚ de l'autre vie, fait encore notre bonheur dans celle-ci.
Page 271 - And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Page 390 - It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children, but it is our duty to leave liberty to them. No infamy, iniquity, or cruelty can exceed our own, if we, born and educated in a country of freedom, entitled to its blessings and knowing their value...
Page 444 - With the woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good ftudy of books, one might pals an age there, and think it a day.
Page 190 - Superior to the power Of all the warring winds of heaven they rise, And from the stormy promontory tower, And toss their giant arms amid the skies, While each assailing blast increase of strength supplies.
Page 81 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 192 - Or scorch'd on rocks, he pines from day to day; But science gives the word; and lo! he braves The surge and tempest, lighted by her ray, And to a happier land wafts merrily away.
Page 30 - Paris ; amounting in all to sixteen or seventeen thousand pounds a year ? Was it his birth ? No, a Dutch gentleman only. Was it his estate ? No, he had none. Was it his learning, his parts, his political abilities and application ? You can answer these questions as easily...
Page 455 - I he island, for at high water it is divided into two, makes a kind of a cone, the pillars converging together towards the centre ; on the other, they are in general laid down flat, and in the front next to the main...
Page 100 - It is no more than justice, quoth the Farmer, to be sure : But, what did I say ? — I mistake. It is your bull that has killed one of my oxen. Indeed ! says the Lawyer ; that alters the case : I must inquire into the affair ; and if — And IF ! said the Farmer — the business, I find, would have been concluded without an IF, had you been as ready to do justice to others as to exact it from them.