A selection of curious articles from the Gentleman's magazine [compiled by J. Walker]. (Google eBook)

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1809
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Contents

On the Propriety of language in the Lords Prayer s
70
The Author of the Whole Duty of Maa
80
Classic Authors perverted
87
Obscure Phrases explained
88
Critical Explanations of the word Earing
89
Biblical Difficulty obviated
93
Virgil illustrated vi
97
Comment on the old play of Albumazar
98
A Passage in Juvenal explained
102
Criticism on a Passage in Virgil
104
Critique on a Passage in Paradise Lost
107
Chaucers Description of the Sleep of Plants 110
110
Critique on a Passage in Horace
112
Observations on an obsolete Latin word
113
A Passage in Viroil explained
115
A brief account of the various Translations of the Bidle into English
116
Account of the Translators of the Bible
120
A Passage in Cicero de Senectute corrected from a MS
124
The pretended power of Witchcraft over
126
winds
129
A Passage iri P Mela considered
131
Critical Remarks 6n a Passage in Shakespeares Othello
134
On the Conversion of St Paul
137
On the Ellipsis
140
Origin of some common Phrases
142
Derivation of the phraseto Run a Muck
143
XL11I Account of the Collation and Revision of
148
Greek Inscription to be read backwards as well
160
Critique on Shakespeare t t
170
Superiority of Shakespeares Description of Night
182
Critical Illustrations pf obsolete Passages
192
The Latin AdageIncidis inScyllam c whence
199
LX1 NOGB VENALES PUGNA PoRCORUM
208
JXIII On the introduction of Letters into Greece
214
On the word Ormesta
223
Sameness of certain dissimilar Words
224
Criticism on Grays Bard
237
On the word Bleak
238
Nine Love at Cards or other Games ex plained
239
An Emendation of a Passage in Virgil
240
Popes Epitaph on Gay borrowedHammonds Elegies
242
Addition to Grays Churchyard Elegy 244
244
Origin of the word Firm
245
Bentham and Gray on Saxon and Gothic Architecture 249
249
Anecdotes of Literature by Dr Johnson
253
Remarks on Webbs Inquiry into the Beau ties of Painting c
256
Strictures on Walpoles Anecdotes of Painting
263
Mixed Passions sorrietimes not improperly expressed
266
Critique on the word Purpureus
271
Critical Remarks on Popes Homer 375
274
Virgilian Account of the Separation of Sicily from Italy v
279
AsTLEbn Writing
281
Parallel Passages and Remarks on Shakespeare
282
Melancholy Despair and Grief as described by the Poets
338
Strictures on the use of the Interjection oh
341
Langeland Author of Pierce Plowmans Visions
345
Remarks on Drydens Ode in Memory of Mrs KlLLIGREW v
347
Union of Imagination and Judgment indispensa bly required in Poetry v
351
Bourn whence probably derived
356
On Imitation and Originality
357
Turl at Oxford whence so named
359
An Emendation in Miltons Paradise Lost
360
On the Particle un
362
Popes Imitation of a Passage in Silius Italicus
365
Pen and Pin defined
366
Etymology of Pontifex
367
A List of Local Expressions with Illustrations
368
Critique on Virgil
373
Solecisms in the Works of English Authors
374
Abdisons Observations on Virgils Achates
378
On the Authenticity of the Arabian Tales by Dr Russell
382
Dissertation on Accents r
385
Fag
391
Dissertation on a Poison of the Ancients called
414
History and culture of Cochineal
423
The cause of the lustre or resplendency of the Sea
434
Account of an inflammable Well
443
Earthquakes how produced
446
Account of a moving Hill
448
History of Northern Lights in England
450
Curious Discoveries in making new Roads in Northamptonshire 454
454
Places in England where natural curiosities abound
457
Discoveries of Fossil Bones in several Counties
460
Fossils in the Vicinity of Oxford
468
On the Coluber of Virgil
471
On the Phenomenon of Dew
472
Observations on the Gossamer
476
Immense Chesnut Tree at Tatnworth
487
Remarkable Phenomenon of the Bath Waters 438
488
Account of Fires kindled of themselves
489
On the prodigious Growth of Trees
492
On Archbishop Seckers Death and the Brit tleness of Human Bones in Frosts
494
Whether Oily Substances are hurtful to the Bones? 407
498
Curious Account of the Dissection of Old Parr from a Manuscript of Dr Harvey
499
Description of a Stone Eater
500
On the Stature and Figure of Old Persons
502
The Cruelty of Collectors of Insects censured
504
On the Process of Vegetation in Trees
505
Extraordinary Effects of Pestilential Winds 503
506
On the Leviathan
508
Stones not hurtful to Land 508 XLIV On the Serpent destroyed by Regui us
510
Harmless Nature of HedgeHogs
516
Account of the Free Martin
517
Account of a Gigantic Child
519
Experiments in Natural Philosophy
526

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Page 138 - And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Page 138 - And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Page 497 - As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come 'into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
Page 302 - Under the opening eyelids of the Morn, We drove a-field, and both together heard What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn...
Page 248 - ... a giant doth run his unwearied course, should as it were through a languishing faintness begin to stand and to rest himself; if the moon should wander from her beaten way, the times and seasons of the year blend themselves by disordered and confused mixture, the winds breathe out their last gasp, the clouds yield no rain, the earth be defeated of heavenly influence, the fruits of the earth pine away as children at the withered breasts of their mother no longer able to yield them relief; what...
Page 91 - For these two years hath the famine been in the land : and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Page 248 - ... should forget their wonted motions, and by irregular volubility turn themselves any way, as it might happen ; if the prince of the lights of heaven, which now, as a giant, doth run his unwearied course, should as it were, through a languishing faintness, begin to stand and to rest himself; if the moon should wander from her LESSONS BY THE WAY.
Page 93 - And the flax and the barley was smitten : for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was boiled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten ; for they were not grown up.
Page 293 - On the other side; which, when the arch-felon saw, Due entrance he disdain'd ; and, in contempt, At one slight bound high overleap'd all bound Of hill or highest wall, and sheer within Lights on his feet. As when a prowling wolf, Whom hunger drives to seek new haunt for prey, Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve, In hurdled cotes amid the field secure, Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold...
Page 187 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies : The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.

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