Edinburgh Fugitive Pieces

William Creech
W. Creech, 1791 - 300 Seiten

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Seite 209 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Seite 71 - A ftranger may be accommodated not only comfortably, but moft elegantly, at many public hotels ; and the perfon who in 1763 was obliged to put up with accommodation little better than that of a waggoner or carrier, may now be lodged like a prince, and command every luxury of life — His guinea, it muft be owned, will not go quite fo far as it did in 1763.
Seite 142 - ... errors, and are firmly refolved to be more on our guard in time coming. In fhort, Sunday is only a day of reft, from worldly concerns, in order to be more ufefully employed upon thofe that are internal. Sunday accordingly is a day of account ; and a candid account every " cipiamus innocentiae voluntatem, et ab omni nos labe de" lictorum omnium amputatione purgemus.
Seite 158 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Seite 61 - My soul shrunk back, and wish'd to be no more. Of eye undaunted and of touch impure, Old ere of age, worn out when scarce mature ; Daily debas'd to...
Seite 82 - School, there were lat-ly twenty-fcven houfes of bad fame. The boys are daily accuftomed to hear language, and to fee manners, that early corrupt their young minds. Many of them, before they enter their teens, boaft of gallantries and intrigues \vhich their parents little think of.
Seite 87 - In 1703," says this observer, " a young man was termed a fine fellow, who, to a well-informed and accomplished mind added elegance of manners, and a conduct guided by principle ; one who would not have injured the rights of the meanest individual...
Seite 67 - The value of literary property was carried higher by the Scots than ever was known among any people.
Seite 66 - There are four or five ft.ige coaches to Leith every half hour, and •they run it in 15 or 20 minutes — DUNN, who now has the magnificent hotels in the New Town, was alfo the...
Seite 204 - Train up a child in the way he fhould go ; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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