The Lounger: no. 70-101; June 3, 1786-Jan. 6, 1787

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A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1788
 

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Page 270 - Unskilful he to note the card Of prudent lore, Till billows rage, and gales blow hard, And whelm him o'er! Such...
Page 270 - O clod or stane, Adorns the histie stibble-field, Unseen, alane. There, in thy scanty mantle clad, Thy snawie bosom sun-ward spread, Thou lifts thy unassuming head In humble guise; But now the share uptears thy bed, And low thou lies! Such is the fate of artless maid. Sweet flow'ret of the rural shade! By love's simplicity betray'd. And guileless trust; Till she, like thee, all soil'd, is laid Low i
Page 163 - ... to distant places and to absent friends, of drawing scenes in my mind's eye, and of peopling them with the groups of fancy, or the society of remembrance.
Page 152 - Whofe fmile can charm my cares away ;— Oh ! come with that enchanting fmile, And brighten up life's wintry day; Oh, come! and make me full amends, For all' my cares, my fears, my pain ; Delia, reftore me to my friends, Reftore me to myfelf again, N 86.
Page 298 - Of the few whom learning or genius has led astray, the ill success or the ruin is marked by the celebrity of the sufferer. O'f the many who have been as dull as they were profligate, and as ignorant as they were poor, the fate is unknown, from the insignificance of those by whom "it was endured. If we may reason a priori on the matter, the chance, I think, should be on the side of literature.
Page 227 - I should hate," says' a young lady, the child of fiction, yet drawn with many features like that excellent girl I lost, "methinks I should hate to have been born in a town. When I say my native brook, or my native hill, I talk of friends, of whom the remembrance warms my heart.
Page 302 - ... of the merchant, and to prompt the arguments of the lawyer; and though some professions employ but very few faculties of the mind, yet there is scarce any branch of business in which a man who can think will not excel him who can only labour. We shall accordingly find, in many departments where...
Page 256 - Such faces, indeed, are a favourite part of the entertainment at Benevolus's table. One day of the week, which he jokingly calls his wife's rout day, there is an additional leaf put to the table, for the reception of some of the principal farmers on his estate, from whose conversation, he says, he derives much useful knowledge in country business, and in the ma-
Page 165 - The brook ran brawling through some underwood on the outside of the garden, and soon after formed a little cascade, which fell into the river that winded through a valley in front of the house. When hay-making or harvest was going on, my godmother took her long stick in her hand, and overlooked the...
Page 272 - In this, as in other respects, it must be allowed that there are exceptionable parts of the volume he has given to the public, which caution would have suppressed, or correction struck out; but poets are seldom cautious, and our poet had, alas ! no friends or companions from whom correction could be obtained.

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