Lord Monboddo and Some of His Contemporaries

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Page 21 - ... cum prorepserunt primis animalia terris, mutum et turpe pecus, glandem atque cubilia propter unguibus et pugnis, dein fustibus atque ita porro pugnabant armis, quae post fabricaverat usus...
Page 69 - The fastest friend, the best, the kindest master: But ah! he knew not of my sad estate. After that battle, where his gallant son, Your own brave brother, fell, the good old Lord Grew desperate and reckless of the world ; And never, as he erst was wont, went forth To overlook the conduct of his servants.
Page 11 - ... debates, such as have not often been heard in modern assemblies ; — debates, where the dignity of the speakers was not lowered by the intrigues of policy, or the intemperance of faction ; and where the most splendid talents that have ever adorned this country were roused to their best exertions, by the liberal and ennobling discussions of literature and philosophy.
Page 200 - Apparet divum numen sedesque quietae quas neque concutiunt venti nee nubila nimbis aspergunt neque nix acri concreta pruina *> cana cadens violat semperque innubilus aether integit, et large diffuso lumine rident.
Page 66 - She nurs'd her smiling infant on her breast; Tended the child, and rear'd the pleasing boy : She, with affection's triumph, saw the youth In grace and comeliness surpass his peers: Whilst I to a dead husband bore a son, And to the roaring waters gave my child. ANNA Alas!
Page 8 - Monboddo's temper was affectionate, friendly and social. He was fond of convivial intercourse; and it was his daily custom to unbend himself, after his professional labours, amidst a select party of literary friends, whom he invited to an early supper. The entertainment itself partook of the costume of the ancients : it had all the variety and abundance of a principal meal ; and the master of the feast crowned his wine, like Anacreon, with a garland of roses. His conversation, too, had a race and...
Page 16 - Nor I ; and therefore I esteem biography, as giving us what comes near to ourselves, what we can turn to use 3.
Page 69 - The fastest friend, the best and kindest master. But, ah ! he knew not of my sad estate. After that battle, where his gallant son, Your own brave brother, fell, the good old lord...
Page 225 - The secrets of the hoary deep; a dark Illimitable ocean, without bound, Without dimension, where length, breadth, and height, And time, and place, are lost...

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