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Letters on Miscellaneous and Domestic Subjects [by B. Oakley]
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accept acquainted affection affectionate afford amiable appearance arrived assure attention believe BENJAMIN brother Captain character comfort common consider DEAR SIR death December delight dine distress duty event excellent Exchange expect express father favour fear feel friendship girls give given glad going hand happiness heart honour hope hour indulgence interest JOHN kind late leave letter live look loss March meet mentioned mind Miss morning mother nature never night November o'clock OAKLEY object obliged observations occasion offer officers opinion passed perhaps person pleasure poor possession pray present received recollection regard regret remain request respect RICHARD Royal Exchange satisfaction seen sent sincerely sisters spirits suffer sure Tavistock Place tell thank theatre thing Thomas thought Tooting town truly wish write young
Page 368 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...
Page 382 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 364 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
Page 290 - O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
Page 244 - ... accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so strutted and bellowed, that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
Page 310 - If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Page 283 - The poor beetle, which we tread upon, In corporal sufferance feels a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Page 335 - O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's hips; how chances mock, And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors!
Page 259 - Farewell, great painter of mankind, Who reach'd the noblest point of art; Whose pictur'd morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart ! If genius fire thee, reader, stay ; If nature touch thee, drop a tear : — If neither move thee, turn away, For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.