The gouty philosopher; or, The opinions, whims, and eccentricities of John Wagstaffe, esq., of Wilbye grange


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Seite 111 - How some have been deposed; some slain in war; Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives; some sleeping killed ; All murdered: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the. antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Seite 160 - Deserves your hate. And your affections are A sick man's appetite, who desires most that Which would increase his evil. He that depends Upon your favours swims with fins of lead And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye! Trust ye? With every minute you do change a mind, And call him noble that was now your hate, Him vile that was your garland.
Seite 146 - He looks and laughs at a' that. A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might, Guid faith he mauna fa' that! For a
Seite 255 - They are, under the point of view of religion and philosophy, wholly rotten, and from the sole of the foot to the crown of the head there is no soundness in them.
Seite 119 - Genius, white with age, and of an enormous stature, advancing towards him, with a scimitar in his hand ; as soon as he was close to him, he said, in a most terrible tone : " Get up, that I may kill thee with this scimitar, as thou hast caused the death of my son.
Seite 52 - Lord, in the day of vengeance try him ; Lord, visit them wha did employ him, And pass not in thy mercy by 'em, Nor hear their pray'r : But, for thy people's sake, destroy 'em, And dinna spare. But, Lord, remember me and mine Wi...
Seite 120 - Didst thou not," replied the monster, " on thine arrival here, sit down, and take some dates from thy wallet ; and after eating them didst thou not throw the stones about on all sides ? " " This is all true," replied the merchant ;
Seite 91 - It is invariably used in a contemptuous sense ; while creature is applied respectfully. General Squash, of Connecticut, describes, in ' The Gouty Philosopher,' the shades of difference between the two words, and makes out a very good case for
Seite 327 - God is a spirit, and they who worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Seite 311 - ... of neglecting to exercise our powers, may tend also to shorten life; because, by these means, the organs will soon become unfit for use; and derangement of them, interrupted purification of the juices, and bad restoration must be the consequence. It was the first and unalterable destination of man, that he should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow.

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