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" The bridge thou seest, said he, is human life, consider it attentively. Upon a more leisurely survey of it, I found that it consisted of threescore and ten entire arches, with several broken arches, which added to those that were entire, made up the number... "
Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ... - Page 17
by Lindley Murray - 1825 - 299 lehte
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The Spectator, 2. köide

1729
...with * feveral broken Arches, which, added to thofe that ' were entire, made up the Number about an hundred. * As I was counting the Arches, the Genius told me that * this Bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand Arches ; but * that a great Flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., 8. köide

John Wesley - 1785
...found that it confifted of threefcore and ten arches, with feveral broken arches, which added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about a hundred....counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches, but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1019 lehte
...arc.-ies» with fevcral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge coniilled at' firil of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 456 lehte
...arches, with fevcral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge confiftcd at firft of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., 3. köide

1794
...several broken arches, whic'.i added to those that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As 1 was counting the arches, the Genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of a thousand arches : but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments ...

Joseph Addison - 1794 - 240 lehte
...arches, with feveral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me, that this bridge at firft confifted of a thou fa nd arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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A Real Treasure for the Pious Mind

1797 - 96 lehte
...arches, with feveral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that the bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801 - 258 lehte
...bridge thou seest , said he , is human life ; consider it attentively. Upon a more leisurely survey of it , I found that it consisted of three-score and...those that were entire , made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches , the genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., 2. köide

Joseph Addison - 1801
...arches, with feveral brolcen arches, 'which added to thofe that were intire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge conGfted at firft of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...The bridge thou seest, said he, is Human Life : consider it attentivelyUpon a more leisurely survey' of' it, I found that it consisted of threescore and...arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at firr.t of a thousand arches ; but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in. the...
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