Gleanings through Wales, Holland, and Westphalia. To which is added, Humanity; a poem, 3. köide

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Page 286 - I will look up to him for help, and question not but he will either avert them, or turn them to my advantage. Though I know neither the time nor the manner of...
Page 267 - Those that hear of it at a distance or read of it in books, but have never presented its evils to their minds, consider it as little more than a splendid game, a proclamation, an army, a battle, and a triumph. Some indeed must perish in the most successful field, but they die upon the bed of honour, resign their lives amidst the joys of conquest, and filled with England's glory, smile in death.
Page 11 - It is the very error of the moon ; She comes more near the earth than she was wont; And makes men mad.
Page 142 - ... motion and frantic air no words can paint. He took from his pocket a little green bag of faded velvet, and...
Page 268 - But at the conclusion of a ten years war, how are we recompensed for the death of multitudes and the expence of millions, but by contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations.
Page 137 - German muficians, who commonly ply the houfes at thefe times, prefented themfelves, and were fuffered to play ; and juft as they were making their bows for the money they received for their harmony, a Bird-catcher, who had rendered...
Page 267 - ... enemy ; the reft languifhed in tents and .towns, or places of refuge, amidft damps and putrefaction : pale, torpid, fpiritlefs, and helplefs ; gafping and groaning ; unpitied, amongft men, made obdurate by the continuance of hopelefs mifery, and many of which muft, at laft, die without notice and without remembrance.
Page 267 - ... the clearest right to their advantages. If he that shared the danger enjoyed the profit, and, after bleeding in the battle, grew rich by the victory, he might show his gains without envy. But, at the conclusion of a ten years...
Page 137 - German musicians, who commonly ply the houses at these times, presented themselves, and were suffered to play ; and just as they were making their bows for the money they received for their harmony, a birdcatcher, who had rendered himself famous for educating and calling forth the talents of the feathered race, made his appearance, and was well received by the party, which was numerous and benevolent.
Page 141 - Though the dining-room was emptied in an instant, it was a vain pursuit ; the life of the bird was gone, and its mangled body was brought in by the unfortunate owner in such dismay, accompanied by such looks and language, as must have awakened pity in a "misanthrope.

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