Addison's Influence on the Social Reform of His Age

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Meissner, 1876 - 58 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 48 - the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein that runs through the body of it. Education, after the same manner, when it works upon a noble mind, draws out to view every latent virtue and perfection, which, without such helps, are never able to make their appearance.
الصفحة 30 - country clergy would follow this example, and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a handsome elocution and all those other talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people.
الصفحة 7 - Dr. Johnson says, that whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
الصفحة 54 - and allays the passions, and finds employment for most of the vacant hours of life." '-Next to such an intimacy with a particular person, one would endeavour after a more general conversation with such as are able to entertain and improve those, with whom they converse, which are qualifications that seldom go asunder.
الصفحة 53 - A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts. The florist, the planter, the gardener, the husbandman, when they are only as accomplishments to the man of fortune, are great reliefs to a country
الصفحة 25 - those little nocturnal assemblies which are commonly known by the name of clubs. -When a set of men find themselves agree in any particular, though never so trivial, they establish themselves into a kind of fraternity, and meet once or twice a-week, upon the account of such a fantastic resemblance.
الصفحة 16 - never to think himself or any one of his friends or enemies aimed at in what is said : for I promise him, never to draw a faulty character which does not fit at least a thousand people ; or to publish a single paper that is not written in the spirit of benevolence and with a love to mankind.
الصفحة 37 - the mind to the ornaments of dress and inspire a kind of awe and respect as well as love into their male beholders. I hope, to increase the number of these by publishing this daily paper, which I shall always endeavour to make an innocent, if not
الصفحة 33 - The toilet is their great scene of business, and the right adjusting of their hair the principal employment of their lives. The sorting of a suit of ribbons is reckoned a very good morning's work, and if they make an excursion to a mercer's or
الصفحة 24 - polite country \squire shall make you as many bows in half an hour, as would serve a courtier for a week. There is infinitely more to do about place and precedency in a meeting of justices' wives than in an assembly of duchesses.

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