The Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical Abstracts of New Publications, Translations from French Journals, and Selections from the Most Esteemed British Review
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Page 386 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Page 386 - Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles: halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head...
Page 182 - Take thou no usury of him, or increase : but fear thy God ; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase...
Page 138 - ... asked him why he did not worship the God of heaven? The old man told him that he worshipped the fire only, and acknowledged no other God ; at which answer Abraham grew so zealously angry, that he thrust the old man out of his tent, and exposed him to all the evils of the night and an unguarded condition. "When the old man was gone, God called to him, and asked him where the stranger was ; he replied, ' I thrust him away because he did not worship thee...
Page 440 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer; with man it has often been otherwise.
Page 134 - Verily, they who believe (Muslims), and they who follow the Jewish religion, and the Christians, and the Sabeites* — whoever of these believeth in God and the last day, and doeth that which is right, shall have their reward with their Lord: fear shall not come upon them, neither shall they be grieved.
Page 138 - ... hundred years of age. He received him kindly, washed his feet, provided supper, caused him to sit down; but observing that the old man...
Page 104 - ... must ever leave it. As he looks up to the rocks, his thoughts are elevated; as he turns his eyes on the valleys, he is composed and soothed. He that mounts the precipices at Hawkestone wonders how he came thither, and doubts how he shall return — His walk is an adventure, and his departure an escape — He has not the tranquillity, but the horrors, of solitude; a kind of turhulent pleasure, between fright and admiration.
Page 440 - ... more liable, in general, to err than man, but in general, also more virtuous, and performing more good actions than he.