Dissertation on Greek comedy fr. Brumoy. Observations on Macbeth. Adventurer. Rasselas

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Nichols and Son, 1801
 

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Página 95 - Implored your highness' pardon and set forth A deep repentance: nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it; he died As one that had been studied in his death, To throw away the dearest thing he owed As 'twere a careless trifle.
Página 378 - ... after conformity of opinions, similarity of manners, rectitude of judgment, or purity of sentiment?
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Página 441 - ... to found a college of learned women, in which she would preside, that by conversing with the old, and educating the young, she might divide her time between the acquisition and communication of wisdom, and raise up for the next age models of prudence, and patterns of piety.
Página 415 - I have possessed for five years the regulation of the weather, and the distribution of the seasons ; the sun has listened to my dictates, and passed from tropic to tropic by my direction ; the clouds, at my call, have poured their waters, and the Nile has overflowed at my command ; I have restrained the rage of the dog-star, and mitigated the fervours of the crab.

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