Tracts, Philogical, Critical, and Miscellaneous: Consisting of Pieces Many Before Published Separately, Several Annexed to the Works of Learned Friends, and Others Now First Printed from the Author's Manuscripts, Volume 2

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Pagina 47 - THE angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he awhile Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear...
Pagina 475 - I was eager, as it may be supposed, to see how things stood ; and much pleased to find that he had not only used almost all my notes, but had hardly made any alteration in the expressions. I observed also, that, in a subsequent edition, he corrected the place to which I had made objections.
Pagina 492 - ... scanty than abounding. He hath all the necessaries but none of the superfluities of life, and these necessaries he acquires by his prudence, his studies, and his industry. If he seeks to better his income it is by such methods as hurt neither hii conscience nor his constitution.
Pagina 474 - I was in some hopes in those days — for I was young — that Mr Pope would make inquiry about his coadjutor, and take some civil notice of him. But he did not ; and I had no notion of obtruding myself upon him. I never saw his face.
Pagina 474 - I remember right) began that work some years afterward, but never proceeded far in it. The person employed by Mr. Pope was not at leisure to go on with the work ; and Mr. Pope (by his bookseller, I suppose,) sent to Jefferies, a bookseller at Cambridge, to find out a student who would undertake the task.
Pagina 478 - That angels led him when from thee he went; For ev'n in error seen no danger is.
Pagina 492 - J frugal, obvious, innocent, and cheerful amusements of life. By a sudden turn of things, he grows great, in the church, or in the state. Now his fortune is made ; and he says to himself, The days of scarcity are past, the days of plenty are come, and happiness is come along with them.
Pagina 488 - Greek words, with prose and verse, with histories, opinions, and customs, if it doth not contribute to make him more rational, more prudent, more civil, more virtuous and religious ? Such occupations are to be considered as introductory, and ornamental, and serviceable to studies of higher importance, such as philoso-, phy, law, ethics, politics, and divinity.
Pagina 488 - ... affairs. He was earnestly solicitous to have the cause of literature, which the monks opposed so violently, separated from the cause of Lutheranism ; and therefore he often observes, that they had no kind of connection. But, as Dr. Jortin remarks, with great truth, " the study of the belles lettres is a poor occupation, if they are to be confined to a knowledge of language and antiquities, and not employed to the service of religion and of other sciences.
Pagina 159 - It was difficult to fpeak of this cataftrophe that befel Abelard with any dignity and grace : our poet however has done it.

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