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Tract of Education. I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but strait conduct ye to a hill side, where I will point ye out the right path of a verti ous and noble education; laborious indeed at the fir. ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that tl; harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of vertue; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men, and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.
Areopagitica. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air calm and pleasant, it were an injury and a sullenne.' against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and par take in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
As good almost kill a Man, as kill a good Booke; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, God's Image ; but he who destroys a good Booke kills reason itselfe. . . .
A good book is the pretious life-blood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
History of England. Book 1. ad fin. By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travailed through a Region of smooth or idle Dreams, our History now arrives on the Confines, where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at far distance, true colors and shapes.
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce. For truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.
Iconoclastes xxiiii. ad fin. For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted Plagiare.
Fables from several Authors. Fable 398.
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Part i. Canto i. Line 51. Besides, 'tis known he could speak Greek As naturally as pigs squeak. That Latin was no more difficile, Than to a blackbird 't is to whistle.
Part i. Canto i. Line 67. He could distinguish, and divide A hair, 'twixt south and south-west side.
Part i. Canto i. Line 81. For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope.
Part i. Canto i. Line 131. Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore.
Part i. Canto i. Line 149. He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly.
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* Often the cockloft is empty, in those which nature hath built many stories high. Holy and Profane State. B. v. ch. xviii.
Hudibras — Continued.
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* He that is down need fear no fall.
Pilgrim's Progress.— Bunyan.