Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries, Volume 4

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T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1796

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Page 298 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high ; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Page 96 - Elmer ; who teacheth me so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing whiles I am with him.
Page 234 - Nor choose a base and uncomely creature altogether for wealth; for it will cause contempt in others, and loathing in thee. Neither make choice of a dwarf, or a fool; for, by the one...
Page 239 - ... such like popular compliments. The first prepares thy way to advancement: the second makes thee known for a man well bred : the third gains a good report; which, once got, is easily kept.
Page 233 - ... life ; I mean, the true knowledge and worship of thy Creator and Redeemer : without which all other things are vain and miserable. So that thy youth being guided by so sufficient a teacher, I make no doubt but he will furnish thy life with divine and moral documents.
Page 234 - I will not confound thy memory, I have reduced them into Ten Precepts; and next unto Moses' tables, if thou imprint them in thy mind, thou shalt reap the benefit and I the content.
Page 313 - God hath had a great favour from the Lord, in this great Victory given unto us, such as the like never was since this War began. It had all the evidences of an absolute Victory obtained by the Lord's blessing upon the Godly Party principally. We never charged but we routed the enemy. The Left Wing, which I commanded, being...
Page 276 - Mr. Tho. Hobbes (Malmesburiensis) was beloved by his Lop, who was wont to have him walke with him in his delicate groves, when he did meditate ; and when a notion darted into his mind, Mr. Hobbes was presently to write it...
Page 389 - Shall spread thy conquests over half the kind ; " To him, each rival shall submit, " Make but his riches equal to his wit.
Page 236 - BRING thy children up in learning and obedience, yet without outward austerity. Praise them openly, reprehend them secretly. Give them good countenance and convenient maintenance according to thy ability, otherwise thy life will seem their bondage, and what portion thou shalt leave them at thy death they will thank death for it, and not thee.

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