The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'esprits, Principally Prose, that Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications, Volume 14

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Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott
James Ridgway, 1811 - English literature
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.

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Page 253 - And, wondering, on their faces fell To worship that celestial sound: Less than a God they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell That spoke so sweetly and so well.
Page 255 - Xanthus' streams enrich the Lycian plain; Our num'rous herds that range the fruitful field, And hills where vines their purple harvest yield; Our foaming bowls with purer nectar crown'd...
Page 253 - In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above ; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Page 344 - How-d'-ye-do has fail'd to move. Good-bye reveals the passion! " How oft, when Cupid's fires decline, As every heart remembers, One sigh of mine, and only mine, Revives the dying embers! " Go, bid the timid lover choose, And I'll resign my charter, If he for ten kind How-d'-ye-does One kind Good-bye would barter! " From love and friendship's kindred source We both derive existence, And they would both lose half their force, Without our joint assistance. " 'Tis well the world our merit knows, Since...
Page 192 - Awed by no shame, by no respect controll'd, In scandal busy, in reproaches bold: With witty malice studious to defame, Scorn all his joy, and laughter all his aim:— But chief he gloried with licentious style To lash the great, and monarchs to revile. His figure such as might his soul proclaim; One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame: His mountain shoulders half his breast o'erspread, Thin hairs bestrew'd his long misshapen head.
Page 266 - Circassian, Turkish, Greek ladies, but nothing not so beautiful as English ladies, all very clever, speak French, speak English, speak Italian, play music very well, sing very good. Very glad for me if Persian ladies like them. But English ladies speak such sweet words. I think tell a little story—that not very good.
Page 176 - As small-shot through a hedge. Hunc. Oh! say not small. King. This happy news shall on our tongue ride post, Ourself we bear the happy news to Thumb. Yet think not, daughter, that your powerful charms Must still detain the hero from his arms; Various his duty, various his delight; Now is his turn to kiss, and now to fight, And now to kiss again.
Page 266 - I see one small regiment of children go to dmner — one small boy he say thanks to God for eat, for drink, for clothes — other little boys they all answer Amen, then I cry a. little — my heart too much pleased. — This all very good for two things — one thing God very much please — two things, Soldiers fight much better because see their good King take care of old wounded fathers and little children. — Then I go to Greenwich — that too good place — such a...
Page 343 - Good-bye in Friendship's ear has rung The knell of parting pleasure ! " From sorrows past, my chemic skill Draws smiles of consolation, While you from present joys distil The tears of separation.
Page 265 - He says me, perhaps he very good man, not handsome no matter, perhaps got too much money, perhaps got title — I say I not like that, all very shocking. — This all bad I know — now I say good. — English people all very good people — all very happy — do what they like, say what like, write in newspaper what like. I love English people very, much, they very. good, very civil to me. — I tell my King English love Persian very much. — English King best man in world — he love his people...

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