Essays on Various Subjects: in which Some Characters of the Present Age are Introduced: By M. de la Garde, ... To which is Added Some Poetical Pieces, by Mrs. Guppy

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R. Edwards; and sold by T. Hurst, London, 1800 - 103 pages
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Page 21 - Pursues that chain which links th' immense design, Joins Heaven and Earth, and mortal and divine ; Sees, that no being any bliss can know, But touches some above, and some below ; Learns from this union of the rising whole The first, last purpose of the human soul ; And knows where faith, law, morals, all began, • All end in love of God, and love of man.
Page 22 - The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 94 - For what is this life but a circulation of little mean actions? We lie down and rise again, dress and undress, feed and wax hungry, work or play, and are weary, and then we lie down again, and the circle returns.
Page 20 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit constant pay receives, Is bless'd in what it takes and what it gives ; The joy unequall'd if its end it gain, And, if it lose, attended with no pain ; Without satiety...
Page 22 - In one close system of Benevolence: Happier as kinder, in whate'er degree, And height of Bliss but height of Charity. God loves from Whole to Parts: but human soul Must rise from Individual to the Whole.
Page 20 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.
Page 29 - Parent of thousand wild desires, The savage and the human breast Torments alike with raging fires; With bright, but oft destructive, gleam, Alike o'er all his lightnings fly ; Thy lambent glories only beam Around the fav'rites of the sky.
Page 21 - Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature's God...
Page 13 - THE man refolv'd and fteady to his truft, Inflexible to ill, and obftinately juft, May the rude rabble's infolence defpife, Their fenfelefs clamours and tumultuous cries ; The tyrant's fiercenefs he beguiles, And the ftern brow, and the harfli voice defies, And with fuperior greatnefs fmiles.
Page 20 - And but more relish'd as the more distress'd ; The broadest mirth unfeeling Folly wears Less pleasing far than Virtue's very tears...

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