The Works, in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone ...: With Decorations ...

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עמוד 73 - London is really dangerous at this time ; the pickpockets, formerly content with mere filching, make no scruple to knock people down with bludgeons in Fleet Street and the Strand, and that at no later hour than eight o'clock at night ; but in the Piazzas, Covent Garden, they come in large bodies, armed with couteaus, and attack whole parties, so that the danger of coming out of the play-houses is of some weight in the opposite scale, when I am disposed to go to them oftener than I ought.
עמוד 48 - ... wrings my very soul to think on. For a man of high spirit, conscious of having (at least in one production) generally pleased the world, to be plagued and threatened by wretches that are low in every sense ; to be forced to drink himself into pains of the body, in order to get rid of the pains of the mind, is a misery.
עמוד 147 - Poor Mr. Thomson, Mr. Pitt tells me, is dead. He was to have been at Hagley this week, and then I should probably have seen him here. As it is I will erect an urn in Virgil's Grove to his memory. I was really as much shocked to hear of his death, as if I had known and loved him for a number of years. God knows I lean on a very few friends, and if they drop me, I become a wretched misanthrope.
עמוד 142 - ... it others; but I have many miles to measure back before I can get into it myself, and no kind of resolution to take a single step. My chief amusements at present are the same they have long been, and lie scattered about my farm. The French have what they call a parque ornee; I suppose, approaching about as near to a garden as the park at Hagley. I give my place the title of a ferme ornee; though, if I had money, I should hardly confine myself to such decorations as that name requires.
עמוד 130 - DAMON'S native plains belong. Tell her, in livelier plumes array'd, The bird from Indian groves may fhine ; But afk the lovely partial maid, What are his notes compar'd to thine ? Then bid her treat yon witlefs beau, And all his flaunting race with fcorn ; And lend an ear to DAMON'S woe, ' Who fings her praife, and fings forlorn.
עמוד vii - I look upon my letters as some of my chef-d'oeuvres; and, could I be supposed to have the least pretensions to propriety of style or sentiment, I should imagine it must appear, principally, in my letters to his brother, and one or two more friends.
עמוד 39 - I am angry, and envious, and dejected, and frantic, and disregard all present things, just as becomes a madman to do. I am infinitely pleased (though it is a gloomy joy) with the application of Dr. Swift's complaint, "that he is forced to die in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
עמוד 319 - You have perhaps heard me speak of Mr. Percy — he was * in treaty with Mr. James Dodsley, for the publication of our best old ballads in three volumes. — He has a large folio MS. of ballads, which he...
עמוד 5 - Aye, that you would, thought I. ' Well, but now when Mr. Jago comes, have you got e'er a chicken that's fit to kill? ' ' No, says she, I doubt there is ne'er-a-one.' ' Well, says I, Mrs. Arnold, you and your chicken may go down ; I am going to write a letter.
עמוד 317 - I caufed to be thrown into the form of Morals, and which are almoft wholly mine. I wifh to God it may fell; for he has been at great expence about it. The two rivals which he has to dread are, the editions of Richardfon and of Croxall. — The FaLies in Croxall are tolerably written : his refteSions, little to the purpofe, either for boys or grown people.

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