Gleanings Through Wales, Holland and Westphalia: With Views of Peace and War at Home and Abroad. To which is Added Humanity; Or the Rights of Nature. A Poem, Revised and Corrected. By Mr. Pratt

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T. N. Longman, and L. B. Seeley, 1795

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Pagina 203 - I'll tell you, friend; a wife man and a fool. 200 You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobler-like, the parfon will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow; The reft is all but leather or prunella.
Pagina 168 - General in conformity to his wilhes, he virC tually tually poflefles the whole patronage of the army. He names all vice-admirals and captains in the navy, inftitutes all courtsmartial, and prefides in the different admiralties. In the three Provinces aux Reglemens he appoints to all offices whatever, and in Holland and Zealand he annually elects the greater part of the magiftrates from a double number of candidates prefented by the towns. He choofes, from a nomination of three candidates, every officer...
Pagina 369 - My gracious master on my back I bore. Thrice told ten years have danced on down along, Since first to thee these wayworn limbs I gave ; Sweet smiling years ! when both of us were young — The kindest master, and the happiest slave ! Ah, years sweet smiling, now for ever flown ! Ten years, thrice told, alas ! are as a day ! Yet as together we are aged grown, Together let us wear that age away. For still the older times are dear to thought...
Pagina 82 - French very near him. So between the two the country was given for lost, unless De Ruyter should quickly come up. The flood returned, which they thought was to end in their ruin. But to all their amazement, after it had flowed two or three hours, an ebb of many hours succeeded, which carried the fleet again to the sea. And, before that was spent, De Ruyter came in 1672. view. This they reckoned a miracle wrought for their preservation.
Pagina 234 - Boerhaave, a man formed by nature for great defigns, and guided by religion in the exertion of his abilities. He was of a robuft and athletic conftitution of body, fo hardened by early feverities, and wholefome fatigue, that he was infenfible of any fharpnefs of air, or inclemency of weather.
Pagina 443 - But after weighing with attention every circumstance which could influence the balance, it seems probable, that there existed, in the time of Claudius, about twice as many provincials as there were citizens, of either sex, and of every age; and that the slaves were at least equal in number to the free inhabitants of the Roman world.
Pagina 283 - His feeble force by the mechanic powers, To dig the mineral from the vaulted earth, On what to turn the piercing rage of fire, On what the torrent, and the gather'd blast...
Pagina 433 - ... encircling her waift, and elevating the other above the head, to meet her hand. The incredible rapidity with which this whirling is performed, and the length of time it continues, turns the fpeclator giddy, but have no effect on the parties engaged in the dance.
Pagina 128 - If you prick him, does he not bleed ? If you tickle him, does he not laugh ? If you poison him, does he not die ? And if you wrong him, does he not revenge?
Pagina 103 - Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove. Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in hopeless love.

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