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MRS. THRALE. 1739 - 1821.
The tree of deepest root is found Least willing still to quit the ground; ’T was therefore said, by ancient sages,
That love of life increased with years So much, that in our latter stages, When pains grow sharp, and sickness rages, The greatest love of life appears.
CHARLES DIBDIN. 1745 – 1814.
There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack.
Poor Jack. Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? He was all for love and a little for the bottle.
Captain Wattle and Miss Roe.
His heart was kind and soft ;
His soul has gone aloft.
SIR WILLIAM JONES. 1746-1794. Go boldly forth, my simple lay, Whose accents flow with artless ease, Like orient pearls at random strung.1
A Persian Song of Hafiz. On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that, sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
From the Persian.
What constitutes a state?
Men who their duties know, But know their rights,and, knowing,dare maintain
And sovereign law, that state's collected will,
O'er thrones and globes elate,
Ode in Imitation of Alcæus.
Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung. From Eastwick's Anvari Suhaili. Translated from Fir
dausi. 2 Six hours in sleep, in law's grave study six, Four spend in prayer, the rest on nature fix.
Translation of lines quoted by Sir Edward Coke.
HANNAH MORE. 1745 – 1833. To those who know thee not, no words can paint! And those who know thee know all words are faint !
Sensibility. In men this blunder still you find, All think their little set mankind.
Florio. Part i. Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes. Ibid,
CHARLES MORRIS. 1739- 1832. Solid men of Boston, banish long potations ; Solid men of Boston, make no long orations." Pitt and Dundas's return to London from Wimbledon.
American song. From Lyra Urbanica. Oh give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall.
Town and Country.
WILLIAM PALEY. 1743 - 1805.
Who can refute a sneer?
Moral Philosophy. Vol. ii. Book v. Ch. 9.
i Solid men of Boston, make no long orations ;
Solid men of Boston, banish strong potations. Billy Pitt and the Farmer. From Debrett's Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, Vol. ii. p. 250.
Moss. — Quincy. — Stowell.
THOMAS MOSS. Circa 1740 - 1808. Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have borne him to
your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span; Oh! give relief, and Heaven will bless your
store. A pampered menial drove me from the door.'
JOSIAH QUINCY. 1744 – 1775. Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a "halter” intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that, wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever, we shall be called to make our exit, we will die freemen.
Observations on the Boston Port Bill, 1774.
LORD STOWELL. 1745 – 1836. A dinner lubricates business.
Boswell's Johnson. Vol. viii. 67, n. The elegant simplicity of the three per cents.
Campbell's Chancellors. Vol. x. Ch. 212. 1 This line stood originally, “A livery servant,” etc., and altered as above by Goldsmith. – Foster's Life of Goldsmith, Vol. i. p. 215, Fifth Edition, 1871.
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN.
A progeny of learning. The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
Act iii. Sc. 4. You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
Act iv. Sc. 2. The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands ; we should only spoil it by trying to explain it.
Act iv. Sc. 3. As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
Act v. Sc. 3. My valour is certainly going! it is sneaking off ! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands.
Act v. Sc. 3. I own the soft impeachment. Act v. Sc. 3.
Steal! to be sure they may, and, egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children, - disfigure them to make 'em pass for their own."
The Critic. Act i. Sc. 1. Egad! I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two. Act i. Sc. 2. No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope.
Act i. Sc. 1. Where they do agree on the stage, their una. nimity is wonderful.
Act ii. Sc, 2. 1 Compare Churchill, The Apology, Line 233.