The Letters of Thomas Gray: Including the Correspondence of Gray and Mason, Volume 3

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Page 9 - Essays : on Decision of Character ; on a Man's writing Memoirs of Himself ; on the epithet Romantic ; on the aversion of Men of Taste to Evangelical Religion, y.
Page 9 - GIBBON'S Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete and Unabridged, with Variorum Notes. Edited by an English Churchman. With 2 Maps and Portrait.
Page 4 - BROWNE'S (Sir Thomas) Works Edited by Simon Wilkin. 3 vols. 3*. (xi. each. BURKE'S Works. 8 vols. 3*. 6d. each. I. Vindication of Natural Society Essay on the Sublime and Beautiful, and various Political Miscellanies. II. Reflections on the French Revolution Letters relating to the Bristol Election Speech on Fox's East India Bill, &c.
Page 224 - What is grandeur, what is power ? Heavier toil, superior pain. What the bright reward we gain ? The grateful memory of the good. Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee's collected treasures sweet, Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet The still small voice of gratitude.
Page 187 - What has one to do when turned of fifty, but really to think of finishing ? However, I will be candid, (for you seem to be so with me), and avow to you, that till...
Page 229 - Here rests his head upon the lap of earth A youth, to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere...
Page 189 - The pamphlet proves what I have always maintained, that any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.
Page 12 - HOOPER'S (G.) Waterloo : The Downfall of the First Napoleon : a History of the Campaign of 1815.
Page 21 - SHARPE (S.) The History of Egypt, from the Earliest Times till the Conquest by the Arabs, AD 640.
Page 55 - I waked one morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate.

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