The British Essayists: Observer

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James Ferguson
J. Richardson and Company, 1823

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الصفحة 203 - That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.
الصفحة 28 - Your mind is tossing on the ocean, There, where your argosies ' with portly sail, Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea, Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curt'sy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.
الصفحة 72 - Fill'd with such pictures as Tiberius took From Elephantis, and dull Aretine But coldly imitated. Then, my glasses Cut in more subtle angles, to disperse And multiply the figures, as I walk Naked between my succubae. My mists I'll have of perfume, vapour'd 'bout the room, To lose ourselves in...
الصفحة 250 - Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, — senses, affections, passions? Is he not fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same summer and winter as a Christian is?
الصفحة 258 - ... the art of whoring, the art of poisoning, the art of sodomitry. The only probable good thing they have to keep us from utterly condemning it is that it maketh a man an excellent courtier, a curious carpet knight; which is, by interpretation, a fine close lecher, a glorious hypocrite.
الصفحة 96 - I overheard a fellow at his work say to his companion — ' Before the earthquake I made my bed in the streets, now I shall have a house to live in.' — ' This is too much,' Said I ; ' their misfortunes make this people happy, and I will stay no longer in their country.
الصفحة 2 - We do not expect to meet with any thing in a bulky volume, till after some heavy preamble, and several words of course to prepare the reader for what follows : nay, authors have established it as a kind of rule that a man ought to be dull sometimes ; as the most severe reader...
الصفحة 203 - I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the Word of the Lord.
الصفحة 257 - A skullcrowned hat of the fashion of an old deep porringer ; a diminutive alderman's ruff with short strings, like the droppings of a man's nose ; a close-bellied doublet coming down with a peak behind as far as the crupper, and cut off...
الصفحة 3 - I must confess I am amazed that the press should be only made use of in this way by news-writers and the zealots of parties; as if it were not more advantageous to mankind to be instructed in wisdom and virtue, than in politics ; and to be made good fathers, husbands, and sons, than counsellors and statesmen.

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