The Juvenile Plutarch: Containing Accounts of the Lives of Celebrated Children, and of the Infancy of Persons who Have Been Illustrious for Their Virtues Or Talents : with Plates, Volumen1

Printed, by assignment of the assignees of Richard Phillips, by William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1820 - 184 páginas

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Página 111 - Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise : He, who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone, Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever shall run on.
Página 89 - Mantua testified their esteem by a public mourning, the contemporary wits were profuse of their encomiums, and the palaces of Italy were adorned with pictures, representing him on horseback with a lance in one hand and a book in the other.
Página 107 - Such are the accidents which, sometimes remembered, and perhaps sometimes forgotten, produce that particular designation of mind, and propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Página 111 - That Mr. Cowley had not, left a better man behind him in England.
Página 86 - Crichton then became the assailant; and pressed upon him with such force and agility, that he thrust him thrice through the body, and saw him expire: he then divided the prize he had won among the widows whose husbands had been killed. The...
Página 124 - ... good man willingly accepted the offer of a young companion, and they lived happily together for some time ; until the arrival of a second hermit, bearing an order from their superior, obliged brother Palemon to receive him as a companion. Valentine was again thrown on the world; but the good hermit gave him a letter of recommendation to the hermits of St. Anne, at some distance from La Rochette, and one league from Luneville. Four old men resided in this retreat; all their fortune consisted of...
Página 73 - ... the magnificence of a starry sky. When only seven years old, he felt a secret charm in the contemplation of the stars, and, without the knowledge of his parents, he sacrificed his sleep to this pleasure. One evening a dispute arose between him and his young companions, about the motion of the moon, and that of the clouds when they happened to be impelled by a brisk wind. His friends insisted that the clouds were still, and that it was the moon which moved.
Página 174 - Thus perished, at the age of twelve years and some months, this hopeful young sailor, who so well deserved a better fate. When we reflect on the generous action which he performed, in saving the life of his father, and of a girl who was a stranger to him, at the expense of his own, we are surely entitled to place his name in the very first rank of heroes. But the deed was not alone glorious from its immediate consequences. As an example, it survives to the most distant ages.
Página 182 - ... had he not been cut off in the flower of his age, January 3, 1640.
Página 172 - It was a heart-rending spectacle. On one side, the American trembling for his little girl, who seemed devoted to destruction ; on the other, a generous mariner exposing his life for a child not his own ; and here the whole crew full of breathless anxiety as to the result of an encounter in which their young shipmate exposed himself to almost inevitable death to direct it from his father ! The combat was too unequal, and no refuge remained but in a speedy retreat.

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