The Hallowed Spots of Ancient London: Historical, Biographical and Antiquarian Sketches Illustrative of Places and Events as They Appeared and Occurred in the Olden Time

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Էջ 173 - I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem...
Էջ 171 - I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine; like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite; nor to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her siren daughters...
Էջ 172 - Those morning haunts are where they should be, at home ; not sleeping, or concocting the surfeits of an irregular feast, but up and stirring, in winter often ere the sound of any bell awake men to labour or devotion ; in summer as oft with the bird that first rouses, or not much tardier, to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary or memory have its full fraught ; then with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness...
Էջ 172 - ... to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary, or memory have its full fraught: then with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness to render lightsome, clear, and not lumpish obedience to the mind, to the cause of religion, and our country's liberty...
Էջ 171 - Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases.
Էջ 262 - Thus far shalt thou go, and no farther ; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Էջ 175 - Who cannot but discern the fineness of this politic drift, and who are the contrivers; that while 20 bishops were to be baited down, then all presses might be open ; it was the people's birthright and privilege in time of parliament, it was the breaking forth of light.
Էջ 269 - Kidderminster bishop he means, according to the saying of a late learned author ; and every parish shall maintain a Tithe.pig Metropolitan." Baxter beginning again, Jeffreys: "Richard, Richard, dost thou think we will hear thee poison the court ? Richard, thou art an old fellow — an old knave ; thou hast written books enough to load a cart ; every one is as full of sedition (I might say treason) as an egg is full of meat ; hadst thou been whipt out of thy writing trade forty years ago, it had been...
Էջ 289 - There is nothing, certainly, more unreasonable, more inconsistent with the rights of human nature, more contrary to the spirit and precepts of the Christian religion, more iniquitous and unjust, more impolitic, than persecution. It is against natural religion, revealed religion, and sound policy.
Էջ 51 - Like to the senators of the antique Rome, With the plebeians swarming at their heels, Go forth and fetch their conquering Caesar in: As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress, As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing rebellion broached on his sword, How many would the peaceful city quit, To welcome him!

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