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He , indeed , furnishes his car with but two horses ; but they are of “ ethereal race : ” Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide o'er the fields of glory bear Two coursers of ethereal race , With necks in thunder cloth'd ...
A physician who has practised long in a great city , may be excused if he retires to a small town , and takes less practice . Now , sir , the good I can do by my conversation bears the same proportion to the good I can do by my writings ...
He purchased out of his income his household furniture and linen , of which latter he had a very ample store ; and , as I am assured by those that had very good means of knowing , not less than the tenth part of his income was set apart ...
“ Now , " added Johnson , “ every one acquainted with microscopes knows , that the more of them he looks through , the less the object will appear . ” “ Why , ” replied the king , “ this is not only telling an untruth , but telling it ...
But such is the condition of our nature , that as we live on we must see those whom we love drop successively , and find our circle of relation grow less and less , till we are almost unconnected with the world ; and then it must soon ...
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