Unblest, still doom’d to wed with misery.
it has been observed that happiness, as well as virtue, consists in mediocrity
If we search the writings of Virgil for the true definition of a pastoral, it will be found a poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects upon a country life.
I am afraid it will not be found easy to improve the pastorals of antiquity, by any great additions or diversifications.
Such, Sir, was my situation for seven years, till at last my patience was exhausted.
Thus our whole conversation passed in dangers, and cares, and fears, and consolations, and stories of ladies dragged in the mire…
Alternate rest and labour long endure.
In calamities which operate chiefly on our passions, such as diminution of fortune, loss of friends, or declension of character, the chief danger of impatience is upon the first attack.
As all errour is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own dignity, to retract it as soon as he discovers it.