The Crypt, or, Receptacle for things past [ed. by P. Hall]. [2 leaves in each of the first 2 vols. are cancels]., Volume 2

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1828
 

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Page 126 - But Johnson informed me that he had made the bargain for Goldsmith, and the price was sixty pounds. "And, Sir," said he, "a sufficient price too, when it was sold; for then the fame of Goldsmith had not been elevated, as it afterwards was, by his 'Traveller...
Page 192 - Nay, fed as he was (and this makes it a dark case) With sops every day from the Lion's own pan, He lifts up his leg at the noble beast's carcass, And — does all a dog, so diminutive, can.
Page 141 - ... and vehemence ? We must not mistake christian benevolence, as if it had but one voice, that of soft entreaty. It can speak in piercing and awful tones. There is constantly going on in our world a conflict between good and evil. The cause of human nature has always to wrestle with foes.
Page 43 - Whoso to marry a minion wife, Hath had good chance and hap, Must love her and cherish her all his life, And dandle her in his lap. If she will fare well, if she will go gay, A good husband ever still, Whatever she lust to do, or to say, Must let her have her own will. About what affairs soever he go, He must show her all his mind.
Page 191 - Lives" are the rage) The whole Reminiscences, wondrous and strange, Of a small puppy-dog, that lived once in the cage Of the late noble lion at Exeter 'Change. ' Though the dog is a dog of the kind they call
Page 52 - Frankfort fair, with several treatises composed by you, which being approved by all learned men, I immediately put to the press, and sent six hundred copies to France and Spain. They are sold at Paris, and read and approved of even by the Sorbonists, as my friends have assured me.
Page 225 - Highness's privy chamber to keep secret every thing said or done ; leaving hearkening or inquiring where the King is or goes, be it early or late, without grudging, mumbling, or talking of the King's pastime, late or early, going to bed, or any other matter.
Page 191 - tis plain, from each sentence, the puppy-dog thinks That the Lion was no such great things after all. Though he roar'd pretty well — this the puppy allows — It was all, he says, borrow'd — all second-hand roar; And he vastly prefers his own little bow-wows To the loftiest war-note the Lion could pour. 'Tis, indeed, as good fun as a Cynic could ask, To see how this cockney-bred setter of rabbits Takes gravely the Lord of the Forest to task, And judges of lions by puppy-dog habits.
Page 204 - And, with the virtues and the graces, tune The note of woe, weeping their favourite Slain in his bloom, in the fair prime of life. ' Would he had lived !' Alas ! in vain that wish Escapes thee. Never, stranger, shalt thou see The youth. He's dead. The virtuous soonest die.
Page 68 - twould carry a ship, 'twould not carry a barge; So wisely determin'd to cut by its side A stinking canal, where small vessels might glide. Like the man, who contriving a hole in his wall, To admit his two cats — the one large t'other small— When a great hole was cut for the first logo through, Would a little one have for the little cat too.

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