The Foreign Review, Volume 1

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Black, Young, and Young, 1828 - Periodicals
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Page 272 - I can, at any rate, show that the experiments made with it at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century fully confirm the high encomium bestowed by Dioscorides upon his indicum.
Page 432 - A reposing state, in which the Hill were brought under us, not we obliged to mount it, might indeed for the present be more convenient; but, in the end, it could not be equally satisfying. Continuance of passive pleasure, it should never be forgotten, is here, as under all conditions of mortal existence, an impossibility. Everywhere in life, the true question is, not what we gain, but what we do...
Page 439 - ... collision, are made to move with some regularity, — he is still but a slave ; the slave of impulses, which are stronger, not truer or better, and the more unsafe that they are solitary. He sees the vulgar of mankind happy ; but happy only in their baseness. Himself he feels to be peculiar ; the victim of a strange, an unexampled destiny ; not as other men, he is
Page 136 - In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen ! ' The thunder came hither, and is still rolling, though now at a distance. — The name of the Lord be praised!
Page 443 - I could not but wonder that none of those who undertook a continuation and completion of my Fragment, had lighted on the thought, which seemed so obvious, that the composition of a Second Part must necessarily elevate itself altogether away from the hampered sphere of the First, and conduct a man of such a nature into higher regions, under worthier circumstances.
Page 431 - In fact, the grand point is to have a meaning, a genuine, deep and noble one ; the proper form for embodying this, the form best suited to the subject and to the author, will gather round it almost of its own accord. We profess ourselves unfriendly to no mode of communicating Truth ; which we rejoice to meet with in all shapes, from that of the child's Catechism to the deepest poetical Allegory. Nay the Allegory itself may sometimes be the truest part of the matter. John Bunyan, we hope, is nowise...
Page 490 - the Colossus of that Congress — the great pillar of support to the Declaration of Independence, and its ablest advocate and champion on the floor of the House, was John Adams.
Page 121 - I could not but wish it) with altogether agonizing feelings. Ah, Friend, how heavy do my youthful faults lie on me ! How much would I give to have my mother...
Page 249 - One drop of water now, alas ! I crave. The rills, that glitter down the grassy slopes Of Casentino, making fresh and soft The banks whereby they glide to Arno's stream, Stand ever in my view ; and not in vain ; For more the pictured semblance dries me up, Much more than the disease, which makes the flesh Desert these shrivel'd cheeks.
Page 434 - How indifferent did the audience sit; how little use was made of the handkerchief, except by such as took snuff! Did not CEdipus somewhat remind us of a blubbering schoolboy, and Jocasta of a decayed milliner?

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