The Beauties of All Magazines Selected for ..., Volume 1

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T. Waller, 1762

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Page 202 - observed that they would read till they came to the name of Lord, or Jesus, or Christ, and then before they could pronounce either of the said words they would suddenly fall into their fits. But when they came to the name of Satan or Devil they would clap their fingers upon the book, crying out : ' This bites, but makes me speak right well.
Page 202 - At other times they would fall into swoonings, and upon the recovery to their speech they would cough extremely, and bring up much phlegm, and with the same crooked pins, and one time a two-penny nail with a very broad head...
Page 453 - Pedantry is properly the overrating any kind of knowledge we pretend to. And if that kind of knowledge be a trifle in itself, the pedantry is the greater. For which reason I look upon fiddlers, dancingmasters, heralds, masters of the ceremony, &c. to be greater pedants than Lipsius, or the elder Scaliger.
Page 237 - A peevifh miftrcls, and a fulky wife; Her nerves unbrac'd, her faded cheek grown pale With many a real, many a fancy'd ail ; Of cards, admirers, equipage bereft, Her infolence, and title only left; Severely humbled to her one-horfe chair, And the low paftimes of a country fair: Too wretched to endure one lonely day, Too proud one friendly vifit to repay, Too indolent to read, too criminal to pray.
Page 77 - ... there. Presently after they heard also all the wood of the King's Oak brought by parcels from the dining-room, and thrown with great violence into the...
Page 206 - That after they had got it through the Gate-way, they did with much difficulty get it home into the Yard; but for all that they could do, they could not get the Cart near unto the place where they should unload the Corn, but were fain to unload it at a great distance from the place, and when they began to unload they found much difficulty therein, it being so hard a labour that they were tired that first came...
Page 77 - In the midst of their first debate there entered a large black dog, as they thought, which made a terrible howling, overturned two or three of their chairs, and doing some other damage, went under the bed, and there gnawed the cords.
Page 237 - Too wretched to endure one lonely day, Too proud one friendly vifit to repay, Too indolent to read, too criminal to pray. At length half dead, half mad, and quite confin'd, Shunning, and...
Page 228 - Gentileschi, 18 feet in diameter, represents the Muses playing in concert to Apollo, lying along on a cloud to hear them. The rest of the room is adorned with paintings relating to Arts and Sciences, and underneath divers original pictures hang all in good lights, by the help of an upper row of windows, which drown the glaring.
Page 330 - ... should be ; and she saw another tip me the wink, or give me a nod, as a mark of some private assignation between us. A nun, Sir, might as soon force her way into a convent of monks, as any young woman get admittance into our house: she has therefore affronted all her acquaintance of her own sex...

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