The World, المجلد 1

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J. Dodsley, 1772
 

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الصفحة 116 - The writers below nature have one advantage in common with the writers above it, that the originals they would seem to draw from are 207 no where to be found.
الصفحة 112 - My meat too is as much difguifed in the drefling by a French cook, as my wife and my daughter are by their red, their pompons, their fcraps of dirty gauze...
الصفحة 57 - Geese are in their highest perfection ; it was replied, that such a propriety was merely imaginary, and would be lost of itself, even without any alteration of the Calendar by authority ; for if the errors in it were suffered to go on, they would in a certain number of years produce such a variation, that we should be mourning for good King Charles on a false...
الصفحة 104 - I CONSIDER you as fupplemental to the law of the land. I take your authority to begin, where the power of the law ends. The law is intended to...
الصفحة 247 - ... is all that either has a right to. But this I take to be wrong policy ; for as every private family is a little...
الصفحة 206 - ... with chairs and coaches; offending themselves, and pleasing nobody; and all this for the vain boast of having drawn together a greater mob than my lady Somebody, or the honourable Mr. Such-a-one? That nothing but witchcraft can be the occasion of so much folly and absurdity, must be obvious to the common sense of all mankind.
الصفحة 302 - To prevent mistakes, I must observe that there is a great difference between a man of honour, and a person of honour. By persons of honour were meant in the latter end of the last century, bad authors and poets of noble birth, who were but just not fools enough to prefix their names in great letters to the prologues, epilogues, and sometimes even the plays, with which they entertained the public. But now that our nobility are too generous to interfere in the trade of us...
الصفحة 168 - I might enumerate a thoufand reafons to inforce my doctrine, as the ficklenefs of youth, the caprices of beauty and its tranfient ftate,^ the jealoufy from rivals, the diftraction from having children, the important avocations of drefs, and the infinite occupations...
الصفحة 52 - The fellow was so rapacious as to insist upon a crown for above a quarter of an hour ; and I verily believe he would not have abated me a single farthing, if he had not seen me at the last gasp, and determined to die rather than submit to his extortion.
الصفحة 62 - IF we are to believe, univerfally, that virtue leads directly to happinefs, and vice to punifhment, in this world, i am afraid we fhall form very erroneous opinions of the people we converfe with ; as every melancholy face will appear to be produced by a bad heart, and every cheerful face by a good one. But...

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