English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, and Simpkin and Marshall, 1826 - English language - 688 pages
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according action ADDISON affections applied authority bear become BLAIR body bring called cause character circumstances comes common compounded concerns conduct consequence continued course denotes desire direct distinction DRYDEN duty employed evil existence expresses feeling figuratively force former French frequently German give given Greek hand happy heart hence hold human idea implies individual JOHNSON keep kind Latin latter less live look manner marks means mind mode moral nature never object offender one's opinion opposed pain particular pass passions perform person pleasure POPE positive present principles probably produce proper reason receive regard requires respects rest rule sense sentiment serve signifies society sometimes SOUTH speak species spirit stand superior supposed taken temper thing thought tion whole wish
Page 283 - To men of other minds my fancy flies, Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land, And sedulous to stop the coming tide, Lift the tall rampire's artificial pride. Onward methinks, and diligently slow, The firm connected bulwark seems to grow ; Spreads its long arms amidst the watery roar, Scoops out an empire, and usurps the shore...
Page 174 - Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Page 320 - But happy they, the happiest of their kind, Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend. 'Tis not the coarser tie of human laws, Unnatural oft, and foreign to the mind, That binds their peace ; but harmony itself, Attuning all their passions into love . Where friendship...
Page 92 - Ye noble few ! who here unbending stand Beneath life's pressure, yet bear up awhile, And what your bounded view, which only saw A little part, deem'd Evil, is no more ; The storms of Wintry Time will quickly pass, And one unbounded Spring encircle all.
Page 15 - If by a more noble and more adequate conception, that be considered as wit which is at once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just...
Page 208 - But when contending chiefs blockade the throne, Contracting regal power to stretch their own ; When I behold a factious band agree To call it freedom when themselves are free ; Each wanton judge new penal statutes draw, Laws grind the poor^ and rich men rule the law...
Page 68 - His house was known to all the vagrant train ; He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain.
Page 75 - Labour, and penury, the racks of pain, Disease, and sorrow's weeping train, And death, sad refuge from the storms of fate!
Page 23 - Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour; Far other aims his heart had learn'd to prize, More bent to raise the wretched than to rise.
Page 348 - Yet come it will, the day decreed by fates! (How my heart trembles while my tongue relates!) The day when thou, imperial Troy! must bend, And see thy warriors fall, thy glories end.