The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 5

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Tobias Smollett
R[ichard]. Baldwin, at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, 1817 - Books
 

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Page 407 - By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave. While in the mean time two armies fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers, and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field?
Page 597 - Subsidiary to this, there was no creed that he did not profess, there was no opinion that he did not promulgate; in the hope of a dynasty, he upheld the crescent; for the sake of a divorce, he bowed before the Cross; the orphan of St. Louis, he became the adopted child of the Republic: and, with a parricidal ingratitude, on the ruins both of the throne and the tribune, he reared the throne of his despotism.
Page 571 - Go, wing thy flight from star to star, From world to luminous world, as far As the universe spreads its flaming wall : Take all the pleasures of all the spheres, And multiply each through endless years, One minute of Heaven is worth them all...
Page 42 - The Statesman's Manual, or The Bible the best Guide to Political skill and foresight: a Lay Sermon addressed to the higher classes of society...
Page 625 - ... mine, The aim of their existence was not mine ; My joys, my griefs, my passions, and my powers, Made me a stranger; though I wore the form, I had no sympathy with breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who but of her anon.
Page 567 - But turn and look — then wonder, if thou wilt, " That I should hate, should take revenge, by guilt, " Upon the hand, whose mischief or whose mirth " Sent me thus maim'd and monstrous upon earth ; " And on that race who, though more vile they be " Than mowing apes, are demi-gods to me ! " Here — judge if hell, with all its power to damn, " Can add one curse to the foul thing I am...
Page 628 - Back to thy hell ! Thou hast no power upon me, that I feel; Thou never shalt possess me, that I know: What I have done is done ; I bear within A torture which could nothing gain from thine.
Page 572 - tis sweet to me ! " There — drink my tears, while yet they fall — " Would that my bosom's blood were balm, " And, well thou know'st, I'd shed it all, " To give thy brow one minute's calm.
Page 204 - Eftsoones they heard a most melodious sound, Of all that mote delight a daintie eare, Such as attonce might not on living ground, Save in this Paradise, be heard elsewhere : Right hard it was for wight which did it heare, To...
Page 58 - ... molested in their persons, nor shall their houses or goods be burnt, or otherwise destroyed, nor their fields wasted by the armed force of the enemy...

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