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 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 220 - James's prospects are as good as an author's ought to be, and I begin to fear we shall not have the satisfaction of being so very poor after all. But we are, in spite of this disappointment of our expectations, the happiest of mortals or spirits, and cling to the skirts of every passing hour, although we know the next will bring us still more joy.
Page 110 - Endowed with talents, and qualified By Education To adorn the Senate, and the Bar, But following the impulse of a Genius, Formed for Converse with the Muses, He devoted his life to the Literature of his Country. As author of the Lay Preacher, And as first editor of the Port Folio, He contributed to chasten the morals, and to refine the taste of the nation.
Page 105 - A few days after the carting of Mr. Kearsley, Mr. Isaac Hunt, the attorney, was treated in the same manner, but he managed' the matter much better than his precursor. Instead of braving his conductors like the doctor, Mr. Hunt was a pattern of meekness and humility; and at every halt that was made he rose and expressed his acknowledgments to the crowd for their forbearance and civility. After a parade of an hour or two, he was set down at his own door, as uninjured in body as in mind. He soon after...

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