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T. Cadell, 1791 - English fiction
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Though there were many aspects I disliked about this novel, which could be simply because the tropes used in this novel are now considered cliche and overused, I did enjoy it overall, especially the ... Read full review

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Though there were many aspects I disliked about this novel, which could be simply because the tropes used in this novel are now considered cliche and overused, I did enjoy it overall, especially the ... Read full review

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Page 162 - WHERE cliffs arise by winter crown'd, And through dark groves of pine around, Down the deep chasms the snow-fed torrents foam, Within some hollow, shelter'd from the storms, The Peasant of the Alps his cottage forms, And builds his humble, happy home. Unenvied is the rich domain, That far beneath him on the plain Waves its wide harvests and its olive groves; More dear to him his hut with plantain thatch'd, Where long his unambitious heart attach'd, Finds all he wishes, all he loves.
Page 291 - ... glorifying the events in France: But my residence among the Americans, has awakened in my mind a spirit of freedom. The miseries, the irreparable injuries I had received from ill-placed and exorbitant power, prompted me to assert it. ... In this disposition, it may easily be imagined, that if I possessed the power, I was not without inclination to add fewel to that fire, which immediately after the end of the war in America, was kindled, though it yet burnt but feebly in France. I wrote — I...
Page 356 - May on the Life and Genius of the Author. By Arthur Murphy, Efq; and a Head from the Defign of Hogarth; and 12 Plates elegantly engraved.
Page 162 - WHEPvE cliffs arise by Winter crown'd, And through dark groves of pine around, Down the deep chasms, the snow-fed torrents foam, Within some hollow, shelter'd from the storms, The Peasant of the Alps his cottage forms, And builds his humble, happy home. Unenvied is the rich domain, That far beneath him on the plain, Waves its wide harvests and its olive groves; More dear to him his hut, with...
Page 191 - ... of other parts, added to that threatening aspect with which they seemed to hang over the wandering traveller, and to bid him to fear, lest even the light...
Page 163 - There dwells the miftrefs of his heart, And love, who teaches every art, Has bid him drefs the fpot with fondeft care ; When borrowing from the vale its fertile foil, He climbs the precipice with patient toil, To plant her favorite flow'rets there. With native...
Page 163 - But absent from the calm abode, Dark thunder gathers round his road, Wild raves the wind, the arrowy lightnings flash, Returning quick the murmuring rocks among, His faint heart trembling as he winds along; Alarm'd! — he listens to the crash Of rifted ice! — Oh, man of woe! O'er his dear cot — a mass of snow, By the storm sever'd from the cliff above, Has fallen — and buried in its marble breast, All...
Page 356 - The Man of Feeling, a Novel : A new Edition. The Man of the World, by the Author of the Man of Feeling. 2 vols. 6 s. Julia de Roubigne, 2 vols. by the fame.
Page 358 - ... Treafon ; though, by the 7 Anne, cap. 21, they were exprefsly extended to Scotland. Through fome unavoidable delays, this work has long efcaped its merited place in our journal.
Page 358 - The Mirror. A Periodical Paper publifhed at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 and 1780.

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