The Monthly Review
Editors: May 1749-Sept. 1803, Ralph Griffiths; Oct. 1803-Apr. 1825, G. E. Griffiths.
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Page 135 - Their dread commander ; he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower ; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured...
Page 34 - With heads advanc'd, and pinions stretch'd for flight : Here, like some furious prophet, Pindar rode, And seem'd to labour with th' inspiring god. Across the harp a careless hand he flings, And boldly sinks into the sounding strings.
Page 153 - Life of him: Burke, he said, agreed with him: and affirmed, that this work was a greater monument to Johnson's fame; than all his writings put together.
Page 53 - The character of covetousness is what a man generally acquires more through some niggardliness, or ill grace in little and inconsiderable things, than in expenses of any consequence: a very few pounds a year would ease that man of the scandal of avarice.
Page 73 - Which time or age shall ne'er call back. The snake each year fresh skin resumes, And eagles change their aged plumes; The faded rose each spring receives A fresh red tincture on her leaves : But if your beauties once decay, You never know a second May.
Page 71 - But this scene once over, a miraculous and divine light displays itself; and shining plains and flowery meadows open on all hands before them. Here they are entertained with hymns, and dances, with the sublime doctrines of sacred knowledge, and with reverend and holy visions. And now become perfect and initiated, they are free and no longer under restraints ; but crowned, and triumphant, they walk up and down the regions of the blessed; converse with pure and holy men; and celebrate the sacred mysteries...
Page 413 - Our true policy would surely be to profess, as the object and guide of our commercial system, that which every man who has studied the subject, must know to be the true principle of commerce, the interchange of reciprocal and equivalent benefit. We may rest assured that it is not in the nature of commerce to enrich one party at the expense of the other. This is a purpose at which, if it were practicable, we ought not to aim; and which, if we aimed at, we could not accomplish.
Page 514 - I have long revolved in my mind another scheme of biographical writing : the lives, or rather the characters, of the most eminent persons in arts and arms, in church and state, who have flourished in Britain from the reign of Henry VIII. to the present age.
Page 351 - FROM the wood-skirted waters of Lego, ascend, at times, grey-bosomed mists ; when the gates of the west are closed, on the sun's eagle-eye. Wide, over Lara's stream is poured the vapour dark and deep : the moon, like a dim shield, is swimming thro
Page 465 - Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you, seek and ye shall find, call unto the 'Light' and the Ascended Masters will answer you, for they are the 'Light