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Page 158 - Ah, what a life were this! how sweet! how lovely ! Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds, looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy To kings, that fear their subjects' treachery ? O, yes it doth ; a thousand-fold it doth.
Page 55 - Pity and need Make all flesh kin. There is no caste in blood, Which runneth of one hue, nor caste in tears, Which trickle salt with all ; neither comes man To birth with tilka-mark stamped on the brow, Nor sacred thread on neck. Who doth right deed Is twice-born, and who doeth ill deeds vile. Give me to drink, my brother ; when I come Unto my quest it shall be good for thee.
Page 111 - ... shillings, which no man could use, and which was laid by for the fire. I considered the nature of its construction, bought it, and paid the two shillings. I then asked him to favour me with a hammer and a pin, which he brought with half a conquering smile, and half a sneer. I drove out the garter-pin, which, being galled, prevented the press from working, and turned another square, which perfectly cured the press. He said in anger, " If I had known, you should not have had it.
Page 79 - He was in person tall, and of a noble appearance ; his temperament was sanguine, with that slight mixture of phlegmatic which gives calmness and dignity ; his manners were eminently open and cordial ; he took the lead in conversations, and with a social heart had a grandiose manner like that arising from position, wealth, and habitual command. He went among his people like a monarch bestowing largess.
Page 4 - WILLIAM and MARY, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defenders of the faith, &c.
Page 78 - I am here cut off from the milk of science, which flows in such redundant streams from your learned Lunatics, and which, I can assure you, is a very great regret to me.
Page 158 - To kings, that fear their subjects' treachery ? O, yes it doth ; a thousand fold it doth. And to conclude, — the shepherd's homely curds, His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle, His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, Is far beyond a prince's delicates, His viands sparkling in a golden cup, His body couched in a curious bed, When care, mistrust, and treason wait on him.
Page 87 - Mr. Watt, Dr. Darwin, Mr. Wedgwood, Mr. Day, and myself, together — men of very different characters, but all devoted to literature and science. This mutual intimacy has never been broken but by death ; nor have any of the number failed to distinguish themselves in science or literature.
Page 79 - Whilst Mr. Boulton's eye and countenance had something of radiance, Mr. Watt's were calm, as if patiently investigating or quietly contemplating his object. His utterance was slow and unimpassioned, deep and low in tone, with a broad Scotch accent; his manners gentle, modest, unassuming. In a company where he was not known, unless spoken to, Tie might have tranquilly passed the whole time in pursuing his own meditations.
Page 77 - I consider my settlement at Birmingham as the happiest event "in my life, being highly favourable to every object I had in view, philosophical " or theological. In the former respect I had the convenience of good workmen " of every kind and the society of persons eminent for their knowledge of "chemistry, particularly Mr. Watt, Mr. Keir, and Dr. Withering. These, with "Mr. Boulton and Dr.

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