British synonymy; or, An attempt at regulating the choice of words in familiar conversation: Inscribed, with sentiments of gratitude and respect, ...

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Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794

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Page 375 - You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro.
Page 341 - For Modes of Faith let gracelefs zealots fight ; His can't be wrong whofe life is in the right...
Page 153 - Let not princes flatter themselves. They will be examined closely, in private as well as in public life: and those, who cannot pierce further, will judge of them by the appearances they give in both. To obtain true popularity, that which is founded in esteem and affection, they must, therefore, maintain their characters in both; and to that end neglect appearances in neither, but observe the decorum necessary to preserve the esteem, whilst they win the affections of mankind.
Page 358 - ... the gamester, light and jolly, There the lender, grave and sly. Wealth, my lad, was made to wander, Let it wander as it will ; Call the jockey, call the pander, Bid them come and take their fill. When the bonny blade carouses, Pockets full, and spirits high — What are acres ? what are houses ? Only dirt, or wet or dry. Should the guardian friend or mother Tell the woes of wilful waste; Scorn their counsel, scorn their pother, — You can hang or drown at last.
Page 61 - These Aldus printed, those Du Sueil has bound. Lo, some are vellum, and the rest as good For all his Lordship knows, but they are wood. For Locke or Milton 'tis in vain to look, These shelves admit not any modern book.
Page 324 - Ten cenfure wrong, for one who writes amifs ; A fool might once himfelf alone expofe, Now one in verfe makes many more in profe. Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go juft alike, yet each believes his own.
Page 45 - The liquid lustre darted from her eyes ? Each look, each motion wak'da new-born grace, That o'er her form its transient glory cast : Some lovelier wonder soon usurp'd the place, Chas'd by a charm still lovelier than the last.
Page 363 - ... lands ; Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave ! Burning for blood ! bony, and gaunt, and grim...
Page 218 - Fame, which is juft come out : but my fentiments about it you will fee better by this Epigram : What's Fame with Men, by cuftom of the Nation, Is call'd in Women only Reputation : • About them both why keep we fuch a pother ? Part you with one, and I'll renounce the other.
Page 19 - is rather the hasty and injudicious attribution of excellence, somewhat beyond the power of attainment, to the object of our affection." Both these definitions may possibly be included in fondness; my own idea of the whole may be found in the following example: Amintor and Aspasia are models of true...

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