Recollections of a Chaperon, Volume 2

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R. Bentley, 1833
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Page 47 - So as there is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer ; for there is no such flatterer as is a man's self, and there is no such remedy against flattery of a man's self as the liberty of a friend.
Page 92 - ... honour is a support to virtuous principles, and runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished and encouraged: but when the dictates of honour are contrary to those of religion and equity, they are the greatest depravations of human nature, by giving wrong ambitions and false ideas of what is good and laudable ; and should therefore be exploded by all governments, and driven out as the bane and plague of human society.
Page 160 - Concerning the materials of seditions, it is a thing well to be considered ; for the surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take away the matter of «o them ; for if there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire.
Page 133 - Exclaimed the' old man, how princely are thy towers, How fair thy vales, thy hills how beautiful ! The sun who sheds on thee his parting smiles Sees not in all his wide career a scene Lovelier, nor more exuberantly blest By bounteous earth and heaven.
Page 66 - When all is done and said, in the end thus shall you find, He most of all doth bathe in bliss that hath a quiet mind; And, clear from worldly cares, to deem can be content The sweetest time in all his life in thinking to be spent. The body subject is to fickle fortune's power, And to a million of mishaps is casual every hour. And death in time doth change it to a clod of clay...
Page 265 - Per aver pace co' seguaci sui. Amor, che al cor gentil ratto s'apprende, Prese costui della bella persona Che mi fu tolta; e il modo ancor m'offende. Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona, Mi prese del costui piacer si forte, Che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona. Amor condusse noi ad una morte : Caina attende chi a vita ci spense.
Page 66 - But makes not thoughts to cease, And he speaks best that hath the skill When for to hold his peace. Our wealth leaves us at death ; Our kinsmen at the grave ; But virtues of the mind unto The heavens with us we have. Wherefore, for virtue's sake, I can be well content The sweetest time of all my life To deem in thinking spent.
Page 220 - E'en now, how dearly do I feel there may ! But what of them ? they are not made for me— The hasty flashes of contending steel Must serve instead of glances from my love, And for soft breathing sighs the cannon's roar.
Page 313 - purely earthly, deeply earthly, blissfully earthly" feeling is no longer an illustration of the Biblical dictum that there is more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine just men...
Page 3 - Dieu récompensera-t-il votre sagesse dès ce monde. Les gens vertueux sont rares, mais ceux qui estiment la vertu ne le sont pas; d'autant plus qu'il ya mille occasions dans la vie où l'on a absolument besoin des personnes qui en ont.

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