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" The bridge thou seest, said he, is human life, consider it attentively. Upon a more leisurely survey of it, I found that it consisted of threescore and ten entire arches, with several broken arches, which added to those that were entire, made up the number... "
Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ... - Page 17
by Lindley Murray - 1825 - 299 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729 - 342 pages
...with * feveral broken Arches, which, added to thofe that ' were entire, made up the Number about an hundred. * As I was counting the Arches, the Genius told me that * this Bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand Arches ; but * that a great Flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 8

John Wesley - 1785 - 718 pages
...found that it confifted of threefcore and ten arches, with feveral broken arches, which added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about a hundred....counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches, but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1058 pages
...arc.-ies» with fevcral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge coniilled at' firil of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 494 pages
...arches, with fevcral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge confiftcd at firft of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794 - 450 pages
...several broken arches, whic'.i added to those that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As 1 was counting the arches, the Genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of a thousand arches : but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 2

Addison (pseud.) - 1794 - 564 pages
...arches, with feveral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me, that this bridge at firft confifted of a thou fa nd arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the...
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A Real Treasure for the Pious Mind

1797 - 110 pages
...arches, with feveral broken arches, which, added to thofe that were entire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that the bridge confifted at firft of a thoufand arches; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801 - 272 pages
...bridge thou seest , said he , is human life ; consider it attentively. Upon a more leisurely survey of it , I found that it consisted of three-score and...those that were entire , made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches , the genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1801 - 364 pages
...arches, with feveral brolcen arches, 'which added to thofe that were intire, made up the number about an hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge conGfted at firft of a thoufand arches ; but that a great flood fwept away the reft, and left the bridge...
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NL orphan barcodes on file at ReCAP

1804 - 412 pages
...The bridge thou seest, said he, is Human Life : consider it attentivelyUpon a more leisurely survey' of' it, I found that it consisted of threescore and...arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at firr.t of a thousand arches ; but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in. the...
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