The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]., Volume 8

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Page 195 - see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Bacon.
Page 214 - This purifying of wit, this enriching of memory enabling of judgment, and enlarging of conceit, which commonly we call learning; under what name soever it be directed, the final end is, to lead and draw us to as high perfection as our degenerate souls (made worse by their clay lodgings^, can be capable of.
Page 191 - away with the same, or any part thereof; every such offender shall be deemed to have feloniously stolen the same from his master or employer, for whose use, or on whose account, the same was delivered to, or taken into the possession of such servant, clerk, or other person so employed,
Page 389 - took an excellent way. That part of the Bible was given to him, who was most excellent in such a tongue : as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs ; and then they met together, and one read the translation, the rest holding in their hands some Bible, either of the learned tongues, or French, Spanish, Italian,
Page 408 - What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards ? Alas ! not all the blood of all the Howards. Pope. What docs he not, from lusts opposed in vain. And self-reproaching conscience ? He foresees The fatal issue to his health,
Page 334 - I, John, by the grace of God king of England, and lord of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free will, and the advice of my barons, give to the church of Rome, to pope Innocent, and his successors, the kingdom of England, and all other prerogatives
Page 208 - Are they not his by a peculiar right, And by an emphasis of interest hit, Whose eye they fill with tears of holy joy, Whose heart with praise, and whose exalted miad With worthy thoughts of that unwearied
Page 404 - A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world ; and if in the present life his happiness arises from the subduing of his desires, it will arise in the next from the gratification of them. Addison. He shall never truly enjoy his present hour, who never thinks on his last.
Page 225 - Lo ! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves Beneath the precipice o'erhung with pine And sees, on high, amidst the' encircling groves. From cliff to cliff the foaming torrents shine : While waters, woods, and winds, in concert join, And Echo swells the chorus to the skies.
Page 389 - If they found any fault, they spoke ; if not, he read on. There is no book so translated as the Bible for the purpose. If I translate a French book into English, I turn it into English phrase, not into FrenchEnglish. Il fait froid ; I say,

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