The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

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J. Murray, 1796 - Curiosities and wonders


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Page 460 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 13 - After a painful struggle I yielded to my fate; I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son; my wound was insensibly healed by time, absence, and the habits of a new life. My cure was accelerated by a faithful report of the tranquillity and cheerfulness of the lady herself, and my love subsided in friendship and esteem.
Page 12 - Curchod were embellished by the virtues and talents of the mind. Her fortune was humble, but her family was respectable. Her mother, a native of France, had preferred her religion to her country. The profession of her father did not extinguish the moderation and philosophy of his temper, and he lived content, with a small salary and laborious duty, in the obscure lot of minister of...
Page 412 - He was of stature moderately tall; of a straight and equallyproportioned body, to which all his words and actions gave an unexpressible addition of comeliness. The melancholy and pleasant humour were in him so contempered, that each gave advantage to the other, and made his company one of the delights of mankind. His fancy was inimitably high, equalled only by his great wit ; both being made useful by a commanding judgment.
Page 13 - A rich banker of Paris, a citizen of Geneva, had the good fortune and good sense to discover and possess this inestimable treasure ; and in the capital of taste and luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence.
Page 103 - History. At the outset all was dark and doubtful; even the title of the work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years.
Page 7 - were made for labour; one of them can carry, or haul, as much as two men can do. They also pitch our tents, make and mend our clothing, keep us warm at night; and, in fact, there is no such thing as travelling any considerable distance, or for any length of time, in this country, without their assistance.
Page 526 - We ftiall not all fleep, but we mall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the laft trump, for the trumpet mall found, and the dead fhall be raifed incorruptible, and we fhall be changed. For this corruptible muft put on incorruption, and this mortal muft put on immortality.
Page 332 - Considerations relative to the Nature of Wool, Silk, . and Cotton, as Objects of the Art of Dyeing ; o» the various Preparations and Mordants requisite for these different Substances; and on the Nature and Properties of Colouring Matter.
Page 325 - ... my Father Walton will be seen twice in no man's company he does not like : and likes none but such as he believes to be very honest men ; which is one of the best arguments, or at least of the best testimonies I have, that I either am, or that he thinks me, one of those, seeing I have not yet found him weary of me.

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