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Page 103 - Live you ? or are you aught That man may question ? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. — You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.
Page 18 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
Page 26 - Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer; "why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did.
Page 200 - The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation ;" — he had pronounced a message of inestimable importance, and well worthy of that splendid apparatus of prophecy and miracles with which his mission was introduced, and attested ; a message in which the wisest of mankind would rejoice to find an answer to their doubts, and...
Page 87 - Johnson, upon all occasions, expressed his approbation of enforcing instruction by means of the rod. "I would rather [said he] have the rod to be the general terror to all, to make them learn, than tell a child, if you do thus, or thus, you will be more esteemed than your brothers or sisters. The rod produces an effect which terminates in itself. A child is afraid of being whipped, and gets his task, and there's an end on't; whereas, by exciting emulation and comparisons of superiority, you lay the...
Page 105 - Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound. All at her work the village maiden sings ; Nor, while she turns the giddy wheel around Revolves the sad vicissitude of things.
Page 403 - I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too, has noble wild prospects , and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects. But, Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England' !' This unexpected and pointed sally produced a roar of applause.
Page 129 - No, sir. It would be called so in a book ; and when a man comes to look at it, he sees it is not so. It is indeed pointed at the top; but one side of it is larger than the other.
Page 244 - M'Pherson's Ossian to be more like the original than Pope's Homer. JOHNSON. " Well, sir, this is just what I always maintained. He has found names, and stories, and phrases, nay passages in old songs, and with them has blended his own compositions, and so made what he gives to the world as the translation of an ancient poem...