Pelham: Or, Adventures of a Gentleman. To which is Added, Falkland, Volume 1

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Page 305 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Page 23 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 23 - Shall I wasting in Despair, Die because a woman's fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care, Cause another's rosy are? Be she fairer than the Day, Or the Flowery Meads in May; If she be not so to me, What care I, how fair she be.
Page 5 - Tell arts they have no soundness, But vary by esteeming, Tell schools they want profoundness, And stand too much on seeming. If arts and schools reply, Give arts and schools the lie. Tell faith it's fled the city, Tell how the country erreth, Tell, manhood shakes off pity, Tell, virtue least preferreth.
Page 83 - It is good to be merry and wise ; It is good to be honest and true ; It is good to be off with the old love Before you be on with the new.
Page 284 - Oh ! would that I could claim exemption From all the bitterness of that sweet name. I loved, I love, and when I love no more Let joys and grief perish...
Page 294 - Glories Of human greatness are but pleasing dreams, And shadows soon decaying; on the stage Of my mortality, my youth hath acted Some scenes of vanity, drawn out at length By varied pleasures, sweetened in the mixture, But tragical in issue : beauty, pomp, With every sensuality our giddiness Doth frame an idol, are inconstant friends, When any troubled passion makes us halt On the unguarded castle of the mind.
Page 237 - He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler ; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher.
Page 235 - Every thing in this world, said my father, is big with jest, and has wit in it, and instruction too, — if we can but find it out.

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