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Seite 217 - ... the mode of existence decreed to a permanent body composed of transitory parts; •wherein, by the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young, but in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression.
Seite 186 - ... old books mention the Crown upon the Hoop; the Bunch of Grapes upon the Hoop, the Mitre upon the Hoop, and the Angel upon the Hoop. A sign of this nature is still preserved in Newport Street, and is a carved representation of a bunch of grapes hanging within a hoop. The Cock on the Hoop may be seen also in Holborn, painted on a board, to which perhaps it was transferred on the removal of sign-posts. It is probable also that this sign may have given rise to the phrase of
Seite 167 - ... our precious inheritance, by adding fresh value to the trial by jury. While therefore we are grafting new excellencies on our native " tree of liberty," while we are reposing under its guardian shade, let us gratefully cherish its root; let us moisten...
Seite 117 - Your extensive reading may perhaps furnish you with many more passages that bear this way. I shall engage no further in this deep part of the inquiry, but shall begin with the creation of those monstrous productions which sign-post painters have been accused of introducing, but which in reality are to be charged to the account of the heralds. The Golden Griffin, the Green Lion, the Black Swan, and the Blue Boar, are nothing more than a griffin, or; a lion, vert; a swan, sable ; and a boar azure ;...
Seite 223 - To banish hospitality from our bosoms, and to ask the company of our friends for the sake of pillaging them at play, and in a view to the douceurs which they in course leave behind them, and which we divide with our servants,
Seite 89 - But then, secondly, the natural immortality of brutes, does not in the least imply that they are endued with any latent capacities of a rational or moral nature. And the economy of the universe might require, that there should be living creatures without any capacities of this kind.
Seite 80 - Pompey's foul, adorn'dwith heavenly light, 16 Soon (hone among the reft, and as the reft was bright. New to the bleft abode, with wonder fill'd, The ftars...
Seite 89 - ... body. But after all ; the relation a perfon bears to thofe parts of his body, to which he is the moft nearly related ; what does it appear to amount to but this, that the living agent, and thofe parts of the body, mutually affedr.
Seite 47 - ... to flow. There is a balfam in our minds, like that which enriches our blood, which, when once it is deftroyed by luxurious habits and baneful indulgences, no reftoratives in the compafs of moral medicine can renew, no fuccedaneums can replace, nor all the aromatic virtue of argument and counfel fupply to the corrupted fyirem.