Laconics, Or, the Best Works of the Best Authors Volume 2

Laconics, Or, the Best Works of the Best Authors Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...a windy day, never to return more--every thing presses on--whilst thou art twisting that lock, --see! it grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make.--Sterne. DCLXXVII. I knew Anselmo. He was shrewd and rudent, Wisdom and cunning had their shares o him; But he was shrewish as a wayward child, And pleas'd again by toys which childhood please; As--book of fables grac'cl with print of wood, Or else the jingling of a rusty medal, Or the rare melody of some old ditty, That first was sung to please king Pepin's cradle. The Antiqllary. DCLXXVIII. Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.--Jolmson. DCLXXIX. It is not a fault in company to talk much, but to continue it long is certainly one; for, if the majority of those who are got together be naturally silent or cautious, the conversation will flag, unless it he often renewed by one among them who can start new subjects, provided he does not dwell upon them that leave room for answers and replies.--Swi./'t. DCLXXX. When I ha'e sixpence under my thumb, Then I get credit in ilka town; But when I am poor, they bid me gae bye, O poverty parts good company. Old Song. DCLXXXI. Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward; and merit without modesty insolent. But modest merit has a double claim to acceptance, and generally meets with as many patrons as beholders.--HugIre.. DCLXXXII. What is this life but a circulation of little mean actions'! We lie down and rise again, dress and undress, feed and wax hungry, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856929
  • 9781236856920