The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 204

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A. Constable, 1906
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Page 279 - The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Page 394 - A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth. There is this difference between a story and a poem, that a story is a catalogue of detached facts, which have no other...
Page 361 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 98 - B" unequal fates, and providence's crime : Yet not before the goal of honour won, All parts 1 1 1 1 ii i 1 . 1 of subject and of son : Swift was the race, but short the time to run. Oh narrow circle, but of...
Page 499 - I, because we were so occupied in other matters, that we had no time to examine them how they agreed with the word of God: What, said he, surely you mistook the matter, you will refer yourselves wholly to us therein? No, by the faith I bear to God...
Page 110 - Ah ! malheur à celui qui laisse la débauche Planter le premier clou sous sa mamelle gauche ! Le cœur d'un homme vierge est un vase profond : Lorsque la première eau qu'on y verse est impure, La mer y passerait sans laver la souillure Car l'abîme est immense, et la tache est au fond.
Page 272 - Are you disturbed at night and broken of your rest by a sick child suffering and crying with the excruciating pain of Cutting Teeth ? If so, go at once and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately — depend upon it; there is no mistake about it.
Page 97 - He never advised the breaking off the triple league; he never advised the shutting up of the exchequer; he never advised the declaration for a toleration; he never advised the falling out with the Dutch, and the joining with France; he was not the author of that most excellent position...
Page 326 - When she cam to the Netherbow port, She laughed loud laughters three ; But when she cam to the gallows foot, The tears blinded her e'e. " Yestreen the Queen had four Maries, " The night she'll hae but three ; " There was Marie Seaton, and Marie Beaton, " And Marie Carmichael, and me.
Page 481 - ... in still waters and weave river-flags or lake-lilies in lieu of stemming the stream. Nothing in verse or out of verse is more wearisome than the delivery of reluctant doubt, of half-hearted hope and half-incredulous faith. A man who suffers from the strong desire either to believe or disbelieve something he cannot may be worthy of sympathy, is certainly worthy of pity, until he begins to speak; and if he tries to speak in verse, he misuses the implement of an artist.

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