The Monthly Magazine, Volume 29 (Google eBook)

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Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1810
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Page 311 - The time required for making yourself thoroughly master of the subject is so great, that you may depend upon it they will never pay for the reviewing. They are generally the fruit of long study, and of talents concentrated in the steady pursuit of one object ; it is not likely therefore that you can throw much new light on a question of this nature, or even plausibly combat the author's positions in the course of a few hours, which is all you can well afford to devote to them. And, without accomplishing...
Page 137 - The ALMIGHTY LORD, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in Him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence ; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Page 137 - Then shall the infirm persons, one by one, be presented to the Queen, upon their knees, and as every one is presented, and while the Queen is laying her hands upon them, and putting the gold about their necks, the chaplain that officiates, turning himself to Her Majesty, shall say these words following: " God give a blessing to this work ; and grant that these sick persons on whom the Queen lays her hands may recover through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Page 311 - Reviewer, lying upon the very surface ; if he knows any thing of his business, he will turn all these materials against the Author ; carefully suppressing the source of his information, and as if drawing from the stores of his own mind, long ago laid up for this very purpose. If the Author's references are correct, a great point is gained ; for by consulting a few passages of the original works, it will be easy to discuss the subject with the air of having a previous knowledge of the whole. Your...
Page 315 - Upon the whole, Mr. Milton seems to be possessed of some fancy and talent for rhyming ; two most dangerous endowments, which often unfit men for acting a useful part in life, without qualifying them for that which is great and brilliant. If it be true, as we have heard, that he has declined advantageous prospects in business for the sake of indulging his poetical humour, we hope it is not yet too late to prevail upon him to retract his resolution.
Page 315 - In weeds of peace high triumph hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. There let Hymen...
Page 310 - ... entirely destructive of that frame of mind which his Poem requires in order to be relished. I have dwelt the longer on this branch of Literature, because you are chiefly to look here for materials of fun and irony. Voyages and Travels indeed are no barren ground ; and you must seldom let a Number of your Review go abroad without an Article of this description. The charm of this species of writing, so universally felt, arises chiefly from its uniting Narrative with Information. The interest we...
Page 310 - Bacon calls it) to the humours and frailties of men. Your responsibility, too, is thereby much lessened. Justice and candour can only be required of you so far as they coincide with this main principle; and a little experience will convince you that these are not the happiest means of accomplishing your purpose. It has been idly said, that a Reviewer acts in a judicial capacity, and that his conduct should be regulated by the same rules by which the Judge of a civil court is governed; that he should...
Page 164 - The first of the above subjects is intended for those gentlemen of the University who have not exceeded four years from the time of their matriculation ; and the other two for such as have exceeded four, but not completed seven years. Sir Roger...
Page 392 - Whose daily bon mots half a column might fill ; A Scotchman, from pride and from prejudice free ; A scholar, yet surely no pedant was he.

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