The Earlier Life and the Chief Earlier Works of Daniel Defoe

G. Routledge, 1889 - 446 sidor
Many early writings of English novelist and pamphleteer Daniel Defoe are collected in this volume.

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Sida 186 - WHEREVER God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there : And 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation : For ever since he first debauch'd the mind, He made a perfect conquest of mankind.
Sida 259 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast; And pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Sida 223 - Whereas Daniel De Foe, alias De Fooe, is charged with writing a scandalous and seditious pamphlet, entitled, ' The Shortest Way with the Dissenters...
Sida 443 - And Mrs Watson owned that she described the gown exactly; ''for," said she, " I helped her to make it up." This Mrs Watson blazed .all about the town, and avouched the demonstration of the truth of Mrs Bargrave's seeing Mrs Veal's apparition. And Captain Watson carried two gentlemen immediately to Mrs Bargrave's house, to hear the relation from her own mouth. And...
Sida 191 - Tis that from some French trooper they derive, Who with the Norman bastard did arrive : The trophies of the families appear ; Some show the sword, the bow, and some the spear, Which their great ancestor, forsooth, did wear. These in the herald's register remain, Their noble mean extraction to explain, Yet who the hero was no man can tell, Whether a drummer or a colonel : The silent record blushes to reveal Their undescended dark original.
Sida 195 - Whose gend'ring offspring quickly learnt to bow, And yoke their heifers to the Roman plough, From whence a mongrel half-bred race there came, With neither name nor nation, speech or fame, In whose hot veins new mixtures quickly ran...
Sida 193 - The royal refugee our breed restores, With foreign courtiers, and with foreign whores : And carefully repeopled us again, Throughout his lazy, long, lascivious reign, With such a blest and true-born English fry, As much illustrates our nobility.
Sida 89 - might be improved into methods that should prevent the general misery and poverty of mankind, and at once secure us against beggars, parishpoor, alms-houses, and hospitals ; by which not a creature so miserable or so poor but should claim subsistence as their due, and not ask it of charity.
Sida 258 - The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Sida 445 - Saturday noon — supposing that she knew of Mrs. Veal's death the very first moment — without jumbling circumstances, and without any interest, too, she must be more witty, fortunate, and wicked, too, than any indifferent person, I dare say, will allow. I asked Mrs. Bargrave several times if she was sure she felt the gown. She answered, modestly, "If my senses be to be relied on, I am sure of it.

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