The Sale of Authors, a Dialogue: In Imitation of Lucian's Sale of Philosophers

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booksellers in London and Westminster, 1767 - 250 pages

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Page 23 - THE CURFEW tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Page 32 - Or by vaft debts of higher import bound, Are always humble, always grateful found. If they, directed by PAUL'S holy pen, Become difcreetly all things to all men, That all men may become all things to them. Envy may hate, but juftice can't condemn. *' Into our places, ftates, and beds they creep:" They've fenfe to get, what we want fenfe to keep.
Page 45 - And weave fine cobwebs, fit for skull That's empty when the moon is full; Such as take lodgings in a head That's to be let unfurnished.
Page 110 - I live in a constant endeavour to fence against the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth; being firmly persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so, when he laughs, it adds something to this Fragment of Life.
Page 32 - And bless the donors for their daily bread, Or by vast debts of higher import bound, Are always humble, always grateful found...
Page 244 - Yon, who have feen my aftions, know their fprings, Say, are we women fuch infipid things ? Say, Lords of the Creation, mighty men ! In what have you furpafs'd us, where ? and when ? I come to know to whom the palm is due ; To us weak veflels or to ftronger you ? Againft your conquering fwords I draw — my fan, Come on !— now parry Marg'ret if you can.
Page 79 - Tis all new Wit j and, though I fay it, a better than my laft : and you know well enough how that took. ' In fine, it fhall read, and write, and act, and plot, and fhew, ay, and pit, box and gallery, I gad, with any Play in Europe. This morning is its laft Rehearfal, in their habits, and all that, as it is to be acled...
Page 79 - Rehearsal, in their habits, and all that, as it is to be acted; and if you, and your friend will do it but the honour to...
Page 75 - A's you begin the year, yon'H furely end it. Should any one this night incline to evil, He'll play for twelve long months the very -devil! Should any married dame exert her torigue, • She'll fing the Zodiac round, the fame fweet fong : And Ihould the hufband .join his mafic too, Why then 'tis Cat and Dig, the whole year thro'.
Page ix - Behold an objeft to thy charge confign'd : If ever pity touch'd thee for mankind, Go, guard the fire ; th' obferving foe prevent, 41 £ And fafe conduft him to Achilles

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