Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 134

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William Blackwood, 1883 - England

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Page 255 - I carried a good deal of medicines, plasters, &c. thither ; but to my mortification I soon found that all my medical theories and study were of little use in practice. And then, finding that very few paid me for the medicines they had, and that I was far from being so successful as I could wish, I quite left off that business, and began to think of taking to the more sure one of drawing pictures again. For this purpose I went to Inverness, where I had eight months
Page 36 - Love in a hut, with water and a crust, Is — Love, forgive us! — cinders, ashes, dust; Love in a palace is perhaps at last More grievous torment than a hermit's fast: — That is a doubtful tale from faery land, Hard for the non-elect to understand.
Page 732 - That the offences mentioned in the said report were of a trivial, unimportant, and limited character: and (d.) That in all other respects the election was free from any corrupt or illegal practice on the part of such candidate and of his agents...
Page 599 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the I .n ii ii.
Page 581 - For weeks, for months, if I remember rightly, from year to year, I would carry on the same tale, binding myself down to certain laws, to certain proportions, and proprieties, and unities. Nothing impossible was ever introduced, nor even anything which, from outward circumstances, would seem to be violently improbable. I myself was, of course, my own hero. Such is a necessity of castle-building. But I never became a king, or a duke— much less, when my height and personal appearance were fixed, could...
Page 729 - ... corruptly influencing that person or any other person to give or refrain from giving his vote at the election, or on account of such person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting, or being about to vote or refrain from voting at such election, shall be guilty of treating.
Page 257 - This he transmitted to the celebrated Maclaurin, who found it to be very nearly correct, and was so much pleased with it, that he had it engraved. It sold very well, and Ferguson was induced once more to return to
Page 579 - The doctor's vials and the ink-bottle held equal places in my mother's rooms. I have written many novels under many circumstances ; but I doubt much whether I could write one when my whole heart was by the bedside of a dying son.
Page 219 - A more theatrical sight I never saw. The king, a good-looking, well-figured, tall young man of twenty-five, was sitting on a red blanket spread upon a square platform of royal grass, encased in tiger-grass reeds, scrupulously well dressed in a new mbugu.
Page 252 - I begged of him to show me the inside of his watch ; and though he was an entire stranger, he immediately opened the watch, and put it into my hands.

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