What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
according action ADDISON affections appear applied authority bear become BLAIR body bring cause character circumstances comes common compounded concerns conduct consequence consists continued course denotes desire direct distinction DRYDEN employed equal evil existence express feeling figurative follow former French frequently friends German give Greek hand heart hold human idea implies individual interest JOHNSON keep kind Latin latter leave less live look manner marks means ment mind mode moral nature never object observed occasion one's opinion opposed participle particular parties pass passions person pleasure POPE positive present principles probably produce proper properly reason regard relation requires respects rest rule sense serve signifies society sometimes speak species STEELE superior taken temper thing thought tion whole wish
Page 539 - God, or melior natura; which courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that confidence of a better nature than his own, could never attain. So man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine protection and favour, gathereth a force and faith which human nature in itself could not obtain.
Page 266 - O'er her warm cheek, and rising bosom, move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love. II. I Man's feeble race what ills await, Labour, and penury, the racks of pain, Disease, and sorrow's weeping train, And death, sad refuge from the storms of fate!
Page 281 - LIFE is the immediate gift of God, a right inherent by nature in every individual ; and it begins in contemplation of law as soon as an infant is able to stir in the mother's womb.
Page 178 - Saviour is strikingly represented to us as the brightness of his Father's glory and the express image of His person.
Page 258 - The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils : The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
Page 91 - It was, perhaps, ordained by Providence, to hinder us from tyrannizing over one another, that no individual should be of such importance, as to cause, by his retirement or death, any chasm in the world.
Page 258 - I have already mentioned, which seems very naturally deducible from the foregoing considerations. If the scale of being rises by such a regular progress so high as man, we may, by a parity of reason, suppose that it still proceeds gradually through those beings which are of a superior nature to him...
Page 291 - The conference between Gabriel and Satan abounds with sentiments proper for the occasion, and suitable to the persons of the two speakers. Satan clothing himself with terror when he prepares for the combat is truly sublime, and at least equal to Homer's description of Discord, celebrated by Longinus, or to that of Fame in Virgil, who are both represented with their feet standing upon the earth, and their heads reaching above the clouds...
Page 413 - It is observed by one of the fathers, that he who restrains himself in the use of things lawful, will never encroach upon things forbidden. Abstinence, if nothing more, is, at least, a cautious retreat from the utmost verge of permission, and confers that security which cannot be reasonably hoped by him that dares always to hover over the precipice of destruction, or delights...
Page 56 - WE last night received a piece of ill news at our club, which very sensibly afflicted every one of us. I question not but my readers themselves will be troubled at the hearing of it. To keep them no longer in suspense, Sir Roger de Coverley is dead. He departed this life at his house in the country, after a few weeks