Johnsonian Miscellanies, Tập 2

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George Birkbeck Norman Hill
At the Clarendon Press, 1897 - 517 trang
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Trang 253 - No, sir, there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced, as by a good tavern or inn.
Trang 467 - Sir, they may talk of the King as they will; but he is the finest gentleman I have ever seen.
Trang 13 - Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
Trang 143 - It has been so long said as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But the truth is, that such were the simple friendships of the " Golden Age," and are now the friendships only of children.
Trang 195 - Paradise Lost ;" a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind.
Trang 465 - I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities; and all my love is towards individuals. For instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers; but I love Counsellor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one. It is so with physicians. I will not speak of my own trade, soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Trang 242 - I was resolved to walk thither, and see the last office done to a man whom I had always very much admired, and from whose action I had received more strong impressions of what is great and noble in human nature, than from the arguments of the most solid philosophers, or the descriptions of the most charming poets I had ever read.
Trang 304 - Milton's trump The high groves of the renovated Earth Unbosom their glad echoes ; inly hushed, Adoring Newton his serener eye Raises to heaven : and he of mortal kind Wisest, he* first who marked the ideal tribes Up the fine fibres through the sentient brain.
Trang 92 - as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience an oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude : when I am seated, I find the master courteous, and the servants obsequious to my call ; anxious to know and ready to supply my wants : wine there exhilarates my spirits, and prompts me to free conversation, and an interchange of discourse with those whom I most love : I dogmatise, and am contradicted ; and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight.

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