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We speak what we do know, and testify that which we have seen.
They shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth : but the righteous are bold as a lion.
A creature of a more exalted kind
He had scarcely taken the medicine, when he began to feel himself relieved.
No place nor any object appears to him void of beauty.
When we fall into conversation with any person, the first thing we should consider, is, the intention of it.
Galileo invented the telescope; Hervey discovered the circulation of the blood.
Philip found difficulty in managing the Athenians, from the nature of their dispositions ; but the eloquence of Demosthenes was the greatest obstacle to his designs.
A hermit is austere in his life; a judge, rigorous in his sentences.
A candid man acknowledges his mistake, and is forgiven; a patriot avows his opposition to a bad minister, and is applauded.
We have increased our family and expenses; and enlarged our garden and fruit orchard.
By proper reflection, we may be taught to correct what is erroneous, and to supply what is defective.
The good man is not overcome by disappointment when that which is mortal dies; when that which is mutable, begins to change ; and when that which he knew to be transient passes away.
Corrections of the errors which respect Precision.
Grammar, p. 282. Exercises, p. 148.
This great politician desisted from his designs, when he found them impracticable.
He was of so high and independent a spirit, that he abhorred being in debt.
Though raised to an exalted station, she was a pattern of piety and virtue.
The human body may be divided into the head, the trunk, and the limbs.
His end soon approached; and he died with great fortitude.
He was a man of so much pride, that he despised the sentiments of others.
Poverty induces dependence ; and dependence increases corruption.
This man, on all occasions, treated his inferiors with great disdain.
There can be no order in the life of that man, who does not allot a due share of his time, to retirement and reflection.
Such equivocal expressions, mark an intention to deceive.
His cheerful, happy temper, keeps up a kind of daylight in his mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Secondly, Perspicuity and accuracy, with respect to
the construction of Sentences.
Corrections of the errors which relate to the Clearness
of a Sentence.
Grammar, p. 287. Exercises, p. 150.
HENCE appears the impossibility that an undertaking so managed, should prove successful.
May we not here say with the poet, that “ virtue is its own reward ?"
Had he died before, would not this art have been then wholly unknown?
Not to exasperate him, I spoke only a very few words.
The works of art receive a great advantage, from the resemblance which they have to those of nature; because here not only the similitude is pleasant, but the pattern is perfect.
It may be proper to give some account of those practices, anciently used on such occasions, and discontinued only through the neglect and degeneraсу
of later times.
Sixtus the fourth was, if I mistake not, a great collector at least of books.
If Louis XIV. was not the greatest king, he was at least the best actor of majesty, that ever filled a throne.
These forms of conversation, multiplied, by degrees, and grew troublesome.
Nor does this false modesty expose us to such actions only as are indiscreet, but very often to such as are highly criminal.
By greatness, I do not mean the bulk of any single object only, but the largeness of a whole view. OrI mean not only the bulk of any single object, but, &c.
I was formerly engaged in that business, but I shall never be concerned in it again.
We frequently do those things, which we afterwards repent of.
By often doing the same thing, it becomes habitual.
Most nations, even the Jews not excepted, were prone to idolatry,
Raised to greatness without merit, he employed his power solely for the gratification of his passions.
Grammar, p. 238. Exercises, p. 151. The embarrassments of the artificers, rendered the progress of the work very slow.
He found the place replete with wonders, with the contemplation of which he proposed to solace himself, if he should never be able to accomplish his flight.
They are now engaged in a study, the usefulness of which they have long wished to know.
This was an undertaking, which, in the execution, proved as impracticable, as every other of their perniious, yet abortive schemes, had turned out.
He thought that the presbyters would soon become more dangerous to the magistrates, than the prelatical clergy had ever been.
Frederic, seeing it was impossible, with safety, to trust his life in their hands, was obliged to take the Mahometans for his guard.
The emperor refused to convert the truce at once into a definitive treaty.
In the night, however, the miserable remains were taken down.
I have, in this paper, by way of introduction, settled the meaning of those pleasures of the imagination, which are the subject of my present undertaking ; and endeavoured, by several considerations, to recommend to my readers, the pursuit of those pleasures : I shall in my next paper examine the several sources from whence these pleasures are derived.
Sir Francis Bacon, in his Essay upon Health, in which he particularly dissuades the reader from knotty and subtle disquisitions, has not thought it improperto prescribe to him a poem, or a prospect; and he advises him to pursue studies that fill the mind with splendid and illustrious objects, as history, poetry, and contemplations of nature.
The English reader, if he would see the notion explained at large, may find it in Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding.
Fields of corn form a pleasant prospect; and if a little care were bestowed on the walks that lie between them, they would display neatness, regularity, and elegance.
Though religion will indeed bring us under some restraints, they are not only tolerable, but, on the whole, desirable.
I have confined myself to those methods for the advancement of piety, which, by a strict execution of the lans, are in the power of a prince, limited like
This morning, when, with great care and diligence, one of the gay females was looking over some hoods and ribands, brought by her tirewoman, I employed no less in examining the box which contained them.
Since it is necessary that there should be a perpetual intercourse of buying and selling, and dealing upon credit, the honest dealer, where fraud is permitted or connived at, or has no law to punish it, is