The British Critic: A New Review, Volumes 12-13

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F. and C. Rivington, 1799 - English literature


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Page 288 - Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Page 287 - Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead In the rock for ever!
Page 344 - Wilt thou be gone ? it is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear; Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree. Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.
Page 571 - ... let no man, upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word or in the book of God's works; divinity or philosophy ; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both; only let men beware that they apply both to charity, and not to swelling; to use, and not to ostentation; and again, that they do not unwisely mingle or confound these learnings together.
Page 145 - Soleure, the venerable magistrates of that place were first paraded round the town in barbarous triumph, and afterwards, contrary to all the laws of war, of nations, and of nature, were inhumanly put to death; if, when the unoffending town of Sion capitulated to the French, the troops were let loose to revel in every species of licentiousness and cruelty; — if...
Page 625 - Right onwards, without straggling, to attend Their teacher in harmonics ; though the snow Fell on them thick as meal, the hardy brood Breasted the storm uncloak'd : their harps were strung Not to ignoble strains, for they were taught A loftier key, whether to chant the name Of Pallas, terrible amidst the blaze Of cities overthrown, or wide and far To spread, as custom was, the echoing peal.
Page 106 - the law of nature," because its general precepts are essentially adapted to promote the happiness of man, as long as he remains a being of the same nature with which he is at present endowed, or, in other words, as long as he continues to be man, in all the variety of times, places, and circumstances, in which he has been known, or can be imagined to exist ; because it is discoverable by natural reason, and suitable to our...
Page 579 - I was now too faint to attempt walking, and my horse too much fatigued to carry me, I thought it but an act of humanity, and perhaps the last I should ever have it in my power to perform, to take off his bridle and let him shift for himself; in doing which I was...
Page 105 - Under this comprehensive title are included the rules of morality, as they prescribe the conduct of private men towards each other in all the various relations of human life ; as they regulate both the obedience of citizens to the laws, and the authority of the magistrate in framing laws, and...
Page 270 - ... more astonishing perfections than even you, who are used to him, can conceive. He was not...

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