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Página 124 - EVEN such is time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with earth and dust; Who, in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days; But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust!
Página 339 - ... what not ? All which, exact to rule, were brought about, Were but a combat in the lists left out. 'What! leave the combat out?' exclaims the knight; Yes, or we must renounce the Stagirite. 'Not so, by Heaven' (he answers in a rage), 'Knights, squires, and steeds, must enter on the stage.
Página 388 - ... the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of...
Página 408 - ... there may be so much wisdom, and in that vanity there may be so much greatness, that the one will amply redeem the other. This custom has been rarely adopted among ourselves ; we have, however, a few separate histories of some ancient families, as those of Mordaunt, and of Warren. One of the most remarkable is " A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery, in its different branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval, and Gournay.
Página 451 - Every man must now do according to his conscience ; wherefore, if you (which God forbid) should not do your duties in contributing what the State at this time needs, I must, in discharge of my conscience, use those other means, which God hath put into my hands, to save that which the follies of some particular men may otherwise hazard to lose.
Página 197 - No, sir ; let it alone. It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Página 261 - I keep Laud back from all place of rule and authority because I find he hath a restless spirit, and cannot see when matters are well, but loves to toss and change, and to bring things to a pitch of reformation floating in his own brain, which may endanger the steadfastness of that which is in a good pass, God be praised.
Página 315 - I do now publish my Essays, which, of all my other works, have been most current; for that, as it seems, they come home to men's business and bosoms.
Página 388 - It is the highest impertinence. and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch' over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Página 321 - On Wednesday, the 23rd of March, she grew speechless. That afternoon, by signs, she called for her council, and by putting her hand to her head, when the King of Scots was named to succeed her, they all knew he was the man she desired should reign after her.