Letters and Essays in Prose and Verse

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E. Moxon, 1834 - 268 lappuses

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2. lappuse - I was all ear, And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death.
89. lappuse - Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
6. lappuse - So far have I been from any care to grace my pages with modern decorations, that I have studiously endeavoured to collect examples and authorities from the writers before the restoration, whose works I regard as the wells of English undefiled, as> the pure sources of genuine diction.
7. lappuse - ... the vulgar when the vulgar is right. But there is a conversation above grossness and below refinement, where propriety resides, and where this poet seems to have gathered his comic dialogue.
33. lappuse - THE VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES, IN IMITATION OF THE TENTH SATIRE OF JUVENAL. LET* Observation, with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru ; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life^ Then say how hope and fear, desire and hate, O'erspread with snares the clouded maze of fate, Where...
123. lappuse - The mind, in communicating its thoughts to others, does not only need signs of the ideas it has then before it, but others also, to show or intimate some particular action of its own, at that time, relating to those ideas. This it does several ways ; as is, and is not, are the general marks, of the mind, affirming or denying.
38. lappuse - How often,' says Father Adam, ' from the steep of echoing hill or thicket, have we heard celestial voices to the midnight air, sole, or responsive to each other's notes, singing!
14. lappuse - ... attempt may sometimes have, it is always obtained at the expense of purity and of the graces that are natural and appropriate to our language. It is true that when the exigence calls for auxiliaries of all sorts, and common language becomes unequal to the demands of extraordinary thoughts, something ought to be conceded to the necessities which make " ambition virtue;" but the allowances to necessities ought not to grow into a practice.
7. lappuse - ... to be sought in the common intercourse of life, among those who speak only to be understood, without ambition of elegance. The polite are always catching modish innovations, and the learned depart from established forms of speech in hope...
47. lappuse - If you cannot be happy in one way, be happy in another ; and this facility of disposition wants but little aid from philosophy, for health and good humour are almost the whole affair. Many run about after felicity, like an absent man hunting for his hat, while it is on his head or in his hand. Though sometimes small evils, like invisible insects, inflict great pain...

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