Critical Essays: I. Observations on the Sublime, of Longiunus. II. The Influence of Government on the Mental Faculties. III. Essay on the Fourth Book; IV. Essay on the Fifth Book; V. Essay on the Close of the Sixth Book of Virgil's Æneid
T. Spilsbury, 1770 - 327 pages
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Page 79 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Page 138 - Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies...
Page 66 - For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
Page 49 - ... to God. Carry her to his table to view his poor fare, and hear his heavenly discourse.
Page 85 - God. 2 Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickedness : there is none that doeth good. 3 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men : to see if there were any, that would understand, and seek after God. 4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable : there is also none that doeth good, no not one.
Page 83 - Ambition should be made of sterner stuff; Yet Brutus says he was ambitious ; And Brutus is an honorable man.
Page 138 - And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies: is not this written in the book of Jasher ? so the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man : for the LORD fought for Israel.
Page 118 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.