The Philadelphia Magazines and Their Contributors, 1741-1850

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R. M. Lindsay, 1892 - American periodicals - 264 pages
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Page 45 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Page 93 - May, he came into the office dressed in a pea-green coat, white vest, nankin small-clothes, white silk stockings, and shoes, or pumps, fastened with silver buckles, which covered at least half the foot from the instep to the toe.
Page 181 - Curst be the verse, how well soe'er it flow, That tends to make one worthy man my foe...
Page 51 - I thank you most sincerely for your polite notice of me, in the elegant lines you enclosed ; and however undeserving I may be of such encomium and panegyric, the style and manner exhibit a striking proof of your poetical talents...
Page 113 - Burns with her step, yet man regards it not. She whispers round, her words are in the air, But lost, unheard, they linger freezing there, Without one breath of soul, divinely strong, One ray of mind to thaw them into song.
Page 118 - Who has robbed the ocean cave, To tinge thy lips with coral hue? Who from India's distant wave, For thee those pearly treasures drew? Who, from yonder orient sky, Stole the morning of thine eye? Thousand charms, thy form to deck, From sea, and earth, and air are torn; Roses bloom upon thy cheek, On thy breath their fragrance borne. Guard thy bosom from the day, Lest thy snows should melt away.
Page 113 - ... twas pain to leave. Not with more joy the lonely exile scann'd The writing traced upon the desert's sand, Where his lone heart but little hop'd to find One trace of life, one stamp of human kind, Than did I hail the pure, th...
Page 185 - I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow on whom I please...
Page 43 - To such may Delaware, majestic flood, Lend from his .flow'ry banks a ravish'd ear, Such notes as may delight the wise and good, Or saints celestial may induce to hear! For if the Muse can aught of time descry Such notes shall sound thy crystal waves along, Thy cities fair with glorious Athens rise, Nor pure Ilissus boast a nobler song.
Page 160 - As to domestic publications, besides extracting from them anything serviceable to the public, he will give a critical account of them, and in this respect, make his work an American Review, in which the history of our native literature shall be carefully detailed. He will pay particular attention to the history of passing events. He will carefully compile the news, foreign and domestic, of the current month, and give in a concise and systematic order that intelligence which the common newspapers...

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