The Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

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R. Phillips, 1799 - Art

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Page 390 - Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Page 114 - Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished! Reply, reply. It is engendered in the eyes. With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell : I'll begin it, — Ding, dong, bell.
Page 292 - Closed his eyes in endless night. Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide o'er the fields of Glory bear Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace. Hark, his hands the lyre explore ! Bright-eyed Fancy hovering o'er, Scatters from her pictured urn Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.
Page 345 - Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Page 300 - I think, held out a purse of one hundred sequins, as a reward to any adventurer who would take a boat and deliver this unhappy family.
Page 473 - I endeavour to retake it. The mischief this man does me is a hundred, or possibly a thousand times more than the other perhaps intended me (whom I killed before he really did me any); and yet I might lawfully kill the one and cannot so much as hurt the other lawfully.
Page 63 - It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing. 3 Like as the dew of Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion. 4 For there the Lord promised his blessing, and life for evermore.
Page 524 - That the measure of a legislative union of this " kingdom and Great Britain, is an innovation which it would " be highly dangerous and improper to propose at the present "juncture of the country.
Page 300 - What is called sentimental writing," says the Earl of Orford, " though it be understood to appeal solely to the heart, may be the product of a bad one. One would imagine that Sterne had been a man of a very tender heart ; yet I know from indubitable authority, that his mother, who kept a school, having run in debt on account of an extravagant daughter, would have rotted in jail, if the parents of her scholars had not raised a subscription for her. Her son had too much sentiment to have any feeling....
Page 300 - A great inundation having taken place in the north of Italy, owing to an excessive fall of snow in the Alps, followed by a speedy thaw, the river Adige carried off a bridge near Verona, except the middle part, on which was the house of the tollgatherer, who with his whole family thus remained imperilled by the waves, and in momentary expectation of certain destruction.

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