The Free-holder. Or Political Essays

J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand., 1751 - 316 páginas

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Página 201 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger ; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion ; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
Página 284 - Not unto us, not unto us, but unto thy name be the praise...
Página 237 - ... of their poets in each nation. The illiterate among our countrymen may learn to judge, from Dryden's Virgil, of the most perfect epic performance : and those parts of Homer, which have already been published by Mr.
Página 126 - The landlord had swelled his body to a prodigious size, and worked up his complexion to a standing crimson by his zeal for the prosperity of the church, which he expressed every hour of the day, as his customers dropt in, by repeated bumpers.
Página 22 - THERE is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.
Página 123 - The wrong notions and prejudices which cleave to many of these country gentlemen, who have always lived out of the way of being better informed, are not easy to be conceived by a person who has never conversed with them.
Página 281 - ... it came even to pass as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord ; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord...
Página 237 - I am in a particular manner pleased with the labours of those who have improved our language with the translation of old Latin and Greek authors; and by that means let us into the knowledge of what passed in the famous governments of Greece and Rome.
Página 54 - Usurper to let in an Inundation of Foreigners from Abroad and to reduce these Nations to the State of a Province, to one of the most inconsiderable Provinces of the Empire.
Página 162 - It is the duty of an honest and prudent man to sacrifice a doubtful opinion to the concurring judgment of those whom he believes to be well intentioned to their country, and who have better opportunities of looking into all its most complicated interests.

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