The Letters of Pliny the Younger: With Observations on Each Letter ; and an Essay on Pliny's Life, Addressed to Charles Lord Boyle, Volume 2

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J. Bettenham, 1751
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Page 303 - I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, Would he had blotted a thousand.
Page 43 - Hill, I could difcern it to be filled with red hot liquid Matter, like that in the Furnace of a Glafs-houfe...
Page 44 - ... flame, and burning stones, came only out of the hole to our left, while the liquid stuff in the other mouth wrought and overflowed, as hath been already described.
Page 44 - I may say so, an eruption in miniature. Had the wind driven in our faces, we had been in no small danger of stifling by the...
Page 38 - He now found that the ashes beat into the ships much hotter, and in greater quantities; and as he drew nearer, pumice-stones, with black flints, burnt and torn up by the flames, broke in upon them : and now, the hasty ebb of the sea, and ruins tumbling from the mountain, hindered their nearer approach to the shore. Pausing a little upon this, whether he should not return back, and instigated to it by the pilot, he cries out, ' Fortune assists the brave : let us make the best of our way to Pomponianus...
Page 380 - ... tower that follow'd on the fallen crew, Whelm'd o'er their heads, and bury'd whom it flew : Some ftuck. upon the darts themfelves had fent 4 All the fame equal ruin underwent.
Page 108 - I have been accustomed to see you, my feet carry me spontaneously to your apartment, whence I constantly return out of humour and dejected, as if you had refused to admit me. There is one part of the day only that affords relief to my disquiet; the time dedicated to pleading the causes of my friends.
Page 54 - Many payed their adorations to the Gods •, but the greater number were of opinion, that the Gods no longer exifted, and that this night was the final and eternal period of the world. There yrere others, who magnified the real dangers, by imar ginary and falfe terrors.
Page 183 - If these could lengthen Fate's tremendous doom, And snatch one moment from the gaping tomb. Death had, relenting, thrown his dart aside, And...
Page 9 - Thou too, Cajeta, whose indulgent cares Nursed the great chief, and form'd his tender years, Expiring here (an ever-honour'd name !), Adorn Hesperia with immortal fame : Thy name survives, to please thy pensive ghost ; Thy sacred relics grace the Latian coast. Soon as her funeral rites the prince had paid, And raised a tomb, in honour of the dead ; The sea subsiding, and the tempest o'er, He spreads the flying sails, and leaves the shore.

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