The Quarterly review, Volume 56

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Page 88 - I thus, Sir, showed her the absurdity of the levelling doctrine. She has never liked me since. Sir, your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves ; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves. They would all have some people under them; why not then have some people above them...
Page 357 - Wheeling unshaken through the void immense ; And speak, O man ! does this capacious scene With half that kindling majesty dilate Thy strong conception, as when Brutus rose Refulgent from the stroke of Caesar's fate, Amid the crowd of patriots ; and his arm Aloft extending, like eternal Jove When guilt brings down the thunder, call'd aloud On Tully's name, and shook his crimson steel, And bade the father of his country hail ? For lo ! the tyrant prostrate on the dust, And Rome again is free...
Page 52 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 50 - ... that it swam upon, or near the surface ; arching back its long neck like the swan, and occasionally darting it down at the fish which happened to float within its reach...
Page 28 - Being asked whether he had ever heard of any interruption or challenge made by Sir Robert Grosvenor or his ancestors, said No : but that he was once in Friday Street, London, and walking up the street, he observed a new sign hanging out with these arms thereon, and inquired what inn that was that had hung out these arms of Scrope...
Page 286 - LORD, by whom we escape death. 21 GOD shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness. 22 The LORD hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did from Basan, mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.
Page 69 - public morals,' nor one who better exemplified the divine warning — 'Do men gather grapes of f horns, or figs of thistles ? Even so a good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Page 46 - Chlamyphorus, in being cased with a coat of armour. Its haunches were more than five feet wide, and its body twelve feet long and eight feet high ; its feet were a yard in length, and terminated by most gigantic claws; its tail was probably clad...
Page 39 - The important uses of coal and iron, in administering to the supply of our daily wants, give to every individual amongst us, in almost every moment of our lives, a personal concern, of which but few are conscious, in the geological events of these very distant eras. We are all brought into immediate connexion with the vegetation that clothed the ancient earth, before one half of its actual surface had yet been formed.
Page 280 - There is certainly no form of wretchedness, among those to which the chequered life of a voyageur is exposed, at once so great and so humiliating, as the torture inflicted by these puny blood-suckers. To avoid them is impossible : and as for defending himself, though for a time he may go on crushing by thousands, he cannot long maintain the unequal conflict ; so that at last, subdued by pain and fatigue, he throws himself in despair with his face to the earth, and, half suffocated in his blanket,...

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