The British Essayists: The Guardian

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J. Johnson, J. Nichols and Son, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and Son, W. J. and J. Richardson, A. Strahan, J. Sewell, R. Faulder, G. and W. Nicol, T. Payne, G. and J. Robinson, W. Lowndes, G. Wilkie, J. Mathews, P. McQueen, Ogilvy and Son, J. Scatcherd, J. Walker, Vernor and Hood, R. Lea, Darton and Harvey, J. Nunn, Lackington and Company, D. Walker, Clarke and Son, G. Kearsley, C. Law, J. White, Longman and Rees, Cadell, Jun. and Davies, J. Barker, T. Kay, Wynne and Company, Pote and Company, Carpenter and Company, W. Miller, Murray and Highley, S. Bagster, T. Hurst, T. Boosey, R. Pheney, W. Baynes, J. Harding, R. H. Evans, J. Mawman; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1802 - English essays
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Page 281 - have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour, so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father
Page 163 - and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear, and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it n the sound of the trumpet. He
Page 163 - afraid as a grasshopper ? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength. He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at tear, and is not affrighted;
Page 170 - being. He is the fountain of life. He preserveth man and beast. He giveth food to all flesh. In his hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. The Lord
Page 244 - He would have a large piece of machinery represent the Pan-daemonium, where • from the arched roof Pendant by subtle magic, many a row Of starry lamps, and blazing cressets, fed With Naphtha and Asphaltus, yielded light As from a sky—— ' This might be finely represented by several illuminations disposed in a great frame of wood, with ten thousand beautiful exhalations of fire, which
Page 226 - move; Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break. In ruin and confusion hurl'd, He unconcern'd, would hear the mighty
Page 225 - PARAPHRASED. The man resolv'd and steady to his trust, Inflexible to ill, and obstinately just, May the rude rabble's insolence despise, Their senseless clamours, and tumultuous cries: The tyrant's fierceness he beguiles, And the stern brow, and the harsh voice defies, And with superior greatness smiles. Not the rough whirlwind, that deforms Adria's black gulph, and
Page 126 - That is to say, a poet should never call upon the gods for their assistance, but when he is in great perplexity.' FOR THE DESCRIPTIONS. For a tempest.—' Take Eurus, Zephyr, Auster, and Boreas, and cast them together in one verse. Add to these of rain, lightning, and of thunder (the loudest you can) quantum
Page 127 - If such a description be necessary, because it is certain there is one in Virgil, Old Troy is ready burnt to your hands. But if you fear that would be thought borrowed, a chapter or two of the theory of conflagration , well circumstanced, and done into verse, will be a good succedaneum.'
Page 277 - Heaven has but Our sorrow for our sins, and then delights To pardon erring man. Sweet mercy seems Its darling attribute, which limits justice; As if there were degrees in infinite : And infinite would rather want perfection Than punish to extent " ' I might shew several faults of the same nature

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