The Young Philosopher: A Novel ...

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1798

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Page 52 - The fairest flowers are gone! — for tempests fell, And with wild wing swept some unblown away, While, on the upland lawn or rocky dell, More faded in the Day-star's ardent ray; And...
Page 32 - ... in Europe. Here he beholds fair cities, substantial villages, extensive fields, an immense country filled with decent houses, good roads, orchards, meadows, and bridges, where an hundred years ago all was wild, woody, and uncultivated!
Page 182 - No, rather I abjure all roofs and choose To wage against the enmity of the air, To be a comrade with the wolf and owl — Necessity's sharp pinch!
Page 185 - Others there are, who, when they hear xVI. '. of a firmer difcovered and expofed, blefs themfelves to think, how good and righteous they are ; ready to cry out, with the Pharifee, " God, I thank thee that I am " not as other men are." May be not, though we have only your own word for it, which many, perhaps, will not take. You are not indeed brought to fhame or punifhment; but, have you never deferved to be fo ? Recolled; a little.
Page 138 - George, becaufe thou baft a little better blood in thy veins ; but it 'would be hard indeed wert thou to pay -the penalty, who have nothing of nobility jabQut thee but that blood, not even thy ideas.
Page 39 - Delmont, as he looked at her, or liften* ed to the artlefs yet juft fentiments fhs uttered, when fhe was induced to talk to him, doubted whether more knowledge of the world, and more of that information which books are...
Page 172 - Delmont, perhaps, knowing the prediledtion of yourfelf and Mr. Glenmorris for the manners and morality of modern Gallia, may have conjectured that he acted not very injurioufly to your principles, in appropriating for a fhort period your daughter to himfclf.
Page 32 - J'ubjtantial villages, extenjive fields, an immenfe country filled with decent houfes, good roads, orchards, meadows* bridges ; -where an hundred years ago, all was wild, woody, and uncultivated*.
Page 86 - The verfes are not very good, yet they are furely the language of the heart, and mine aches when I think of what this poor unfortunate muft have endured.
Page 129 - It is fuch people as thefe ; people" :wbo hold the honeft labourer and the induftrious mechanic in contempt^ yet are indeed " poor in intellect and vulgar in all they do or fay.

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