Restituta; Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, Revived, Volym 1


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Sida 305 - Unless he feel within Some source of consolation from above. Secret refreshings that repair his strength And fainting spirits uphold.
Sida 364 - Pleasures are not, if they last, In their passing, is their best. Glory is most bright and gay In a flash, and so away. Feed apace then, greedy eyes, On the wonder you behold ; Take it sudden as it flies, Though you take it not to hold : When your eyes have done their part, Thought must length it in the heart.
Sida 304 - To th' inmost mind. There exercise all his fierce accidents, And on her purest spirits prey, As on entrails, joints and limbs, With answerable pains but more intense, Though void of corporal sense.
Sida 306 - The punishment of dissolute days ; in fine, Just or unjust, alike seem miserable, For oft alike both come to evil end.
Sida 222 - The grandees of the time, tost to and fro By censures or applause ; but let my age Slide gently by ; not overthwart the stage Of public action, unheard, unseen, And unconcern'd, as if I ne'er had been. And thus, while I shall pass my silent days In shady privacy, free from the noise And bustles of the mad world, then shall I A good old innocent plebeian die. Death is a mere surprise, a very snare To him that makes it his life's greatest care To be a public pageant, known to all, But unacquainted...
Sida 221 - Let him that will ascend the tottering seat Of courtly grandeur, and become as great As are his mounting wishes : as for me. Let sweet repose and rest my portion be. Give me some mean, obscure recess ; a sphere Out of the road of business, or the fear Of falling lower : where I sweetly may Myself and dear retirement still enjoy. Let not my life or name be known unto The grandees of the time...
Sida 228 - Defy the world, deny the devil, and despise the flesh, and delight yourself only in the Lord. Be penitent for your sins, and yet despair not ; be strong in faith, and yet presume not ; and desire with St. Paul to be dissolved, and to be with Christ, with whom, even in death, there is life. Be like the good servant, and even at midnight be waking, lest...
Sida 305 - Extolling patience as the truest fortitude; And to the bearing well of all calamities, All chances incident to man's frail life, Consolatories...
Sida 190 - ... very men, in their secret conventicles, did covenant and swear to each other to be assiduous and faithful in using their best endeavours to set up the presbyterian doctrine and discipline ; and both in such a manner as they themselves had not yet agreed on, but up that government must. To which end, there were many that wandered up and down, and were active in sowing discontents and sedition by venomous and secret murmurings...
Sida 291 - Pedants shall not tie my strains To our antique Poets' veins ; As if we, in latter days, Knew to love, but not to praise. Being born as free as these, I will Sing, as I shall please ! Who, as well new paths may run, As the best before have done.

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