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... as he used to tell me , I owe your acquaintance , died a few weeks ago ,
suddenly in his bed ; there passed not , I believe , a minute between health and
death . At night , at Mrs. Thrale's , as I was musing in my chamber , I thought with
... article Death , had been pointed out as supposed by some readers to
recommend suicide , the words being “ To die is the fate of man ; but to die with
lingering anguish is generally his folly ; " and respectfully suggesting to him , that
such an ...
... chronical disorders , by which we are suspended in tedious torture between life
and death , are commonly the effect of our own misconduct and intemperance .
To die , & c .'— This , sir , you see is all true and all blameless . I hope some time
Your father's death had every circumstance that could enable you to bear it ; it
was at a mature age , and it was expected ; and as his general life had been
pious , his thoughts had doubtless for many years past been turned upon eternity
Telle est de nos plaisirs la légère surface : Glissez , mortels ; n'appuyez pas ~ "
she begged translations from every body . Dr. Johnson gave her this : « O'er ice
the rapid skaiter fies , With sport above and death below : Where mischief lurks in
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The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations ... Read full review
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