The Jewish Spy: Letters 41-80

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A. Miller, 1766 - Antisemitism
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Page 135 - Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings? Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note.
Page 136 - Thofe call it pleafure, and contentment thefe : Some funk to beafts, find pleafure end in pain ; Some fwell'd to gods, confefs ev'n virtue vain; Or indolent, to each extreme they fati, To truft in ev'ry thing, or doubt of all. Who thus define it, fay they more or lefs Than this, that happinefs is happinefs...
Page 135 - Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man unfold all Nature's Law, Admir'd fuch wifdom in an earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we fhew an Ape.
Page 19 - The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
Page 281 - And murder'd, for his wealth, the royal youth. 0 sacred hunger of pernicious gold! What bands of faith can impious lucre hold?
Page 260 - Greeks, and from the Greeks to the Romans, and from the Romans to the...
Page 56 - The able historian, the famous poet, the great — the pious and ingenious philosopher have an advantage over the conqueror and the general. Twenty centuries after they are dead and rotten they speak with as much eloquence and vivacity as when living ; and all that read their writings perceive their genius. The heroes who have rendered themselves famous by then...
Page 265 - EXEGI monumentum aere perennius, Regalique fitu Pyramidum altius : Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Poffit diruere, aut innumerabilis Annorum feries, et fuga temporum.
Page 185 - Wrong'd my believing weaknefs, and undone me. You told me, to compofe my troubled heart, Peace held her dwelling at the altar's foot. You told me, that religion cur'd defpair ; And foften'd every pang that pierc'd the foul. All, all, was kind deceit ! all, dear delufion ! Mix'd with th...
Page 186 - Yet try what changes gratitude can make. A Spanish wife, perhaps, would promise more : Profuse in charms, and prodigal of tears, Would promise all things, — and forget them all. But I have weaker charms, and simpler arts. Guileless of soul, and left as nature formed me, I err, in honest innocence of aim, And, seeking to compose, inflame you...