Sylva: Or, The Wood: Being a Collection of Anecdotes, Dissertations, Characters, Apophthegms, Original Letters, Bons Mots, and Other Little Things...

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T. Payne, and son, 1786 - 315 pages

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Page 230 - French historian) says, that he was a man of great courage and boldness, of a ready wit, and of a fine taste in polite learning, as well as of good experience in matters of war.
Page 275 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : but I would have you know, that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by God I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, Elizabeth.
Page 41 - I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.
Page 280 - God brought thee thither, and that person to thee; how, before and since, God has ordered him, and affairs concerning him: and then tell me, whether there be not some glorious and high meaning in all this, above what thou hast yet attained? And, laying aside thy fleshly reason, seek of the Lord to teach thee what that is; and He will do it.
Page 281 - Dear Robin, beware of men ; look up to the Lord. Let Him be free to speak and command in thy heart. Take heed of the things I fear thou hast reasoned thyself into ; and thou shalt be able through Him, without consulting flesh and blood, to do valiantly for Him and His people.
Page 289 - I think every fpring of late years ** has afforded us difcourfe of a French invafion. " Your friend and fchool-fellow Mr. Dryden has ** been feverely beaten, for being the fuppofed ** author of a late very abufive lampoon. There " has been a good fum of money offered M " find who fet them on work : 'tis faid, they re" ceived their orders from the Duchefs of Portf'* mouth, who is concerned in the lampoon.
Page 87 - The language is everywhere that of men of honour, but their actions are those of knaves — a proof that he was perfectly well acquainted with human nature, and frequented what we call polite company.
Page 106 - Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman...
Page 281 - of difficulties, therefore, makes us to tempt God; but the acting before and without faith.* If the Lord have in any measure persuaded His people, as generally He hath, of the lawfulness, nay of the duty, — this persuasion prevailing upon the heart is faith; and acting thereupon is acting in faith; and the more the difficulties are, the more the faith. And it is most sweet that he who is not persuaded have patience towards them that are, and judge not: and this will free thee from the trouble of...
Page 106 - Nor fpoil your fhape, diftort your face, Or put one feature out of place ; Nor will you find your fortune fink By what they fpeak or what they think ; Nor can ten hundred thoufand lyes Make you lefs virtuous, learn'd, or wife.

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