The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

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Tobias Smollett
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1804 - English literature

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Page 439 - Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?
Page 185 - I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent ; but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
Page 417 - Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures, grow ; Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive.
Page 184 - People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed. Almost all girls of quality are educated as if they were to be great ladies, which is often as little to be expected, as an immoderate heat of the sun in the north of Scotland. You should teach yours to confine their desires to probabilities, to be as useful as is possible to themselves, and to think privacy...
Page 26 - They may be said therefore in some measure to create the poor which they maintain, and as the provisions of the country must, in consequence of the increased population, be distributed to every man in smaller proportions, it is evident that the labour of those who are not supported by parish assistance will purchase a smaller quantity of provisions than before and consequently more of them must be driven to ask for support.
Page 441 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 216 - The Discovery of a New World ; or, a Discourse tending to prove that it is probable there may be another habitable World in the Moon ; with a Discourse concerning the possibility of a passage thither.
Page 183 - It is a real and exact representation of life, as it is now acted in London, as it was in my time, and as it will be I do not doubt) a hundred years hence, with some little variation of dress, and perhaps of government.
Page 295 - Experiments and Observations to determine whether the quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the quantity of« Water carried off by the Rivers and raised by Evaporation ; with an Enquiry into the Origin of Springs.
Page 185 - ... daughters are beauties, they take great pains to persuade them that they are ugly, or at least that they think so, which the young woman never fails to believe springs from envy, and is perhaps not much in the wrong. I would, if possible, give them a just notion of their figure* and show them how far it is valuable. Every advantage has its price, and may be either over or under valued.

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