The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays, Volume 5

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Page 82 - Let her see him injured, but not provoked: Let her attend him to the tribunal, and consider the patience with which he endured the scoffs and reproaches of his enemies. Lead her to his cross, and let her view him in the agony of death, and hear his last prayer for his persecutors...
Page 82 - Let her see him in his most retired privacies; let her follow him to the Mount, and hear his devotions and supplications to God. Carry her to his table, to view his poor fare, and hear his heavenly discourse.
Page 141 - All are not just because they do no wrong, But he who will not wrong me when he may, He is the truly just.
Page 188 - ... at the same time slipping his pincers from the screw he was forcing to the head, he caught a piece of flesh in the forceps and wrenched it out of his cheek, laughing at poor Nicolas, whilst he roared aloud with the pain, telling him it was a just reward for the torture he had put him to awhile ago, when he tugged at a tooth till he broke it in his jaw. ' Ah, for the love of heaven...
Page 189 - ... his excellency the inquisidor general with six of his assessors, three on each side the chair of state : the alguazil mayor, a secretary and two notaries, with other officers of the holy council, were attending in their places. The prisoner was placed behind a bar at the foot of the table between the messengers who brought him in, and having made his obeisance to the awful presence in the most supplicating...
Page 75 - I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.
Page 308 - ... motives for the experiment may be virtuous, but the effects of it will be fatal. I am now approaching to the conclusion of this my fourth volume,* and according to my present purpose, shall dismiss the Observers from any fur* This refers to the arrangement of the volumes when firM published.
Page 266 - ... tis a volume of comedies ; he opens it at random ; 'tis all alike to him where he begins ; all our poets put together are not worth a halter; he stumbles by mere chance upon
Page 82 - to your natural " religion ; lay before her Mahomet, and his difciples, arrayed "in armour and blood, riding in triumph over the fpoils of "thoufands who fell by his victorious fword. Shew her the " cities which he fet in flames, the countries which he ravaged " and deftroyed, and the miferable diftrefs of all the inhabitants " of the earth. When fhe has viewed him in this fcene, carry "her into his...
Page 182 - Nicolas's conviction, as plain could be, that his road laid straight forward to the little convent in front ; the mule was of opinion, that the turning on the left down the hill towards the Prado was the road of all roads most familiar and agreeable to herself, and accordingly began to dispute the point of topography with Nicolas by fixing her...

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