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Seite 44 - Amidst this company stood Mr. Watt, the man whose genius discovered the means of multiplying our national resources to a degree perhaps even beyond his own stupendous powers of calculation and combination ; bringing the treasures of the abyss to the summit of the earth — giving the feeble arm of man the momentum of an...
Seite 10 - Cooper constructs enthralling stories, which hold us in breathless suspense, and make our brows alternately pallid with awe and terror, or flushed with powerful emotion : when once taken up, they are so fascinating, that we must perforce read on from beginning to end, panting to arrive at the thrilling denouement" — Dublin University Magazine.
Seite 14 - As a picture of manners, the novel of " Tom Jones " is indeed exquisite : as a work of construction quite a wonder : the by-play of wisdom ; the power of observation ; the multiplied felicitous turns and thoughts ; the varied character of the great Comic Epic : keep the reader in a perpetual admiration and curiosity.* But against Mr.
Seite 215 - House to submit to any the most pointed questions which could be put to him respecting it, or to afford his majesty, or his majesty's ministers, the fullest assurances of the utter falsehood of the fact in question, which never had, and which common sense must see, never could have happened.
Seite 3 - The History of Modern Europe : with a View of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763.
Seite 189 - To me his lectures were like the opening of the heavens. I felt that I had a soul. His noble views, unfolded in glorious sentences, elevated me into a higher world.
Seite 44 - His friends in this part of the country never saw him more full of intellectual vigour and colloquial animation, — never more delightful or more instructive, — than in his last visit to Scotland in autumn 1817.
Seite 45 - This potent commander of the elements — this abridger of time and space — this magician, whose cloudy machinery has produced a change on the world, the effects of which, extraordinary as they are, are perhaps only now beginning to be felt — was not only the most profound man of science, the most successful combiner of powers and calculator of numbers, as adapted to practical purposes — was not only one of the most generally well informed, but one of the best and kindest of human beings.
Seite 3 - ... this country, doubly valuable as being an authentic record of our trials and victories in the Crimean Peninsula, and as the first history of war ever written from personal observation by a professed author and civilian."— Era. " It is impossible to over-estimate this work, either as an authentic record by one peculiarly qualified and circumstanced to collect facts, or as an animated picture of movements and incidents of one of the most memorable wars ever waged.
Seite 2 - Vols. 3, 4, -•-* and 5, with Index. Continuing the History from its Colonization, and completing a period in the History of the American Revolution. This cheap edition of Mr. Bancroft's standard Work is now complete as far...

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