The Spirit of the English Magazines

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Monroe and Francis, 1826

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Page 94 - Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing ; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
Page 367 - His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book. He is purely happy, because he knows no evil nor hath made means by sin to be acquainted with misery. He arrives not at the mischief of being wise, nor endures evils to come by foreseeing them. He kisses and loves all, and, when the smart of the rod is past, smiles on his beater.
Page 367 - His hardest labour is his tongue, as if he were loath to use so deceitful an organ; and he is best company with it when he can but prattle. We laugh at his foolish sports, but his game is our earnest; and his drums, rattles, and hobby-horses, but the emblems and mocking of man's business.
Page 405 - She has also, unless born and bred in London, been to see my Lord Mayor, the fine people coming out of Court, and the " beasties " in the Tower ; and at all events she has been to Astley's and the Circus, from which she comes away, equally smitten with the rider, and sore with laughing at the clown. But it is difficult to say what pleasure she enjoys most. One of the completest...
Page 95 - Her cheek's fine hue divinely glowing — Her rosebud mouth — her eyes of jet — Around on all their light bestowing : Oh ! who could look on such a form, So nobly free, so softly tender...
Page 460 - I started a thousand thoughts on this discovery, and in truth could think nothing. In the midst of this, I fell asleep; and on awakening, I fancied that it must have been a mere dream ; yet I felt myself in some degree estranged from my fair one ; and though I watched over the Box but so much the more carefully, I knew not whether the event of her reappearance in human size was a thing which I should wish or dread. "After some time she did...
Page 457 - Ask of me what thou pleasest, angelic spirit ! ' cried I, ' but do not drive me to despair.' She answered, with a smile, ' If you mean to devote yourself to my service, hear the terms. I am come hither to visit a lady of my friends, and with her I purpose to continue for a time : in the meanwhile, I could wish that my carriage and this box were taken forward.
Page 457 - Angelic, irresistible being,' cried I, 'pardon! but it is impossible — !' With incredible dexterity she whisked herself out of my arms, and I had not even time to imprint a kiss on her cheek. ' Forbear such outbreakings of a sudden foolish passion,' said she, ' if you would not scare away a happiness which lies close beside you, but which cannot be laid hold of till after some trials.
Page 91 - ... let her see him in his most retired privacies : let her follow him to the mount, and hear his devotions and supplications to God : carry her to his table to view his poor fare, and hear his heavenly discourse : let her see him...
Page 464 - ... box beside me, which I forthwith lifted, and carried off with me, not without a pleasant feeling in being so tall and strong. Still, indeed, a dwarf to trees and mountains, to streams, and tracts of land, yet a giant to grass and herbs, and, above all, to ants, from whom we dwarfs, not being always on the best terms with them, often suffer considerable annoyance. " ' How it fared with me on my pilgrimage, I might tell thee at great length. Suffice it to say I tried many, but no one save thou...

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