An Essay on the Study of Antiquities

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D. Prince, and J. Cooke; J. and J. Fletcher; also by P. Elmsly, B. White, T. Payne, and Son; London, 1782 - Antiquities - 142 pages
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Page 42 - They looking back, all th' eastern side beheld Of paradise, so late their happy seat, Wav'd over by that flaming brand, the gate With dreadful faces throng'd, and fiery arms : Some natural tears they dropt ; but wip'd them soon.
Page 40 - So many grateful altars I would rear Of grassy turf, and pile up every stone Of lustre from the brook, in memory Or monument to ages : and thereon Offer...
Page 51 - For a father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he hath made an image of his child soon taken away, now honoured him as a god, which was then a dead man, and delivered to those that were under him ceremonies and sacrifices.
Page 40 - Stood visible, among these pines his voice I heard, here with him at this fountain talk'd...
Page 43 - OF Man's firft difobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world, and all our woe.
Page 125 - ... heroes ; the godlike list of philosophers and legislators ; the forms of virtuous and equal polities, where private welfare is made the same with public ; where crowds themselves prove disinterested and brave, and virtue is made a national and popular characteristic.
Page 10 - The lonians added to its original simplicity an elegance which has excited the universal admiration of posterity. The .Corinthians, a rich and luxurious people, not contented with former improvements, extended the art to the very verge of vicious refinement ; and thus (so connected in their origin are the arts, so similar in their progress and revolutions) the same genius produced those three characters of style in architecture which Dionysius of Halicarnassus, one of the most judicious critics of...
Page 120 - Possessed of thee, the meanest genius grows deserving, and has a just demand for a portion of our esteem. Devoid of thee, the brightest of our kind lie lost and useless, and are but poorly distinguished from the most despicable and base. When we inhabited...
Page 51 - REFLECTIONS on the natural foundation of the high antiquity of government, arts and sciences, in Egypt.
Page 42 - Some natural tears they dropt, but wip'd them foon; The world was all before them, where to choofe Their place of reft, and Providence their guide : They hand in hand, with wand'ring fteps and flow, Through Eden took their folitary way.

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