The Universal Magazine, Volumes 60-61 (Google eBook)

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Pub. for J. Hinton, 1777
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Page 130 - I went over to France with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat; and I there laid that plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved to make a very rigid frugality supply my deficiency of fortune, to maintain unimpaired my independency, and to regard every object as contemptible, except the improvement of my talents in literature.
Page 132 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
Page 230 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Page 10 - He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity...
Page 114 - That governors often come to the colonies merely to make fortunes, with which they intend to return to Britain ; are not always men of the best abilities or integrity ; have many of them no estates here, nor any natural connections with us, that should make them heartily concerned for our welfare...
Page 130 - I was ever more disposed to see the favourable than unfavourable side of things; a turn of mind which it is more happy to possess, than to be born to an estate of ten thousand a year.
Page 136 - They were now in a boundless and unknown ocean, far from the usual course of navigation; nature itself seemed to be altered, and the only guide which they had left was about to fail them. Columbus, with no less quickness than ingenuity, invented a reason for this appearance...
Page 136 - Happily for himself, and for the country by which he was employed, he joined to the ardent temper and inventive genius of a projector, virtues of another species, which are rarely united with them. He possessed a thorough knowledge of mankind, an insinuating address, a patient perseverance in executing...
Page 138 - ... return to Europe. Columbus perceived that it would be of no avail to have recourse to any of his former arts, which, having been tried so often...
Page 289 - In private life he was good-natured, cheerful, social ; inelegant in his manners, loose in his morals. He had a coarse, strong wit, which he was too free of for a man in his station, as it is always inconsistent with dignity.

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