The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

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Constable, 1910 - 492페이지

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443 페이지 - Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it or blame it too much ; Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind...
70 페이지 - Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail, Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale ; Or press the bashful stranger to his food, And learn the luxury of doing good.
136 페이지 - I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. Sir, the danger of the abuse of power is nothing to a private man. What Frenchman is prevented from passing his life as he pleases?" SIR ADAM. "But, Sir, in the British constitution it is surely of importance to keep up a spirit in the people, so as to preserve a balance against the crown.
176 페이지 - I am guilty, I own, of meannesses which poverty unavoidably brings with it : my reflections are filled with repentance for my imprudence, but not with any remorse for being a villain; that may be a character you unjustly charge me with.
418 페이지 - ... injury, so it should give calumniators no shelter after having provoked correction. The insults which we receive before the public, by being more open are the more distressing; by treating them with silent contempt, we do not pay a sufficient deference to the opinion of the world. By recurring to legal redress we too often expose the weakness of the law, which only serves to increase our mortification by failing to relieve us. In short, every man should singly consider himself as a guardian of...
394 페이지 - Whatever objections you have made or shall make to my play, I will endeavor to remove and not argue about them. To bring in any new judges either of its merits or faults I can never submit to. Upon a former occasion, when my other play was before Mr. Garrick, ne offered to bring me before Mr. Whitehead's tribunal...
375 페이지 - Mr. Bunbury frets, and I fret like the devil, To see them so cowardly, lucky, and civil ; Yet still I sit snug, and continue to sigh on, Till made by my losses as bold as a lion, I venture at all ; while my avarice regards The whole pool as my own.
161 페이지 - ... your breast. All this, I say, I have done, and a thousand other very silly though very disinterested things in my time, and for all which no soul cares a farthing about me. God's curse, madam ! is it to be wondered that he should once in his life forget you, who has been all his life forgetting himself? However...
166 페이지 - Mr. Lawder is a little extraordinary. However, their answering neither you nor me is a sufficient indication of their disliking the employment which I assigned them. As their conduct is different from what I had expected, so I have made an alteration in mine. I shall, the beginning of next month, send over two hundred and fifty books...
342 페이지 - Redress the rigours of th' inclement clime; Aid slighted Truth with thy persuasive strain; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain ; Teach him that states, of native strength...

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