The Quarterly Review, Volume 113

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John Murray, 1863 - English literature

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Page 432 - And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Page 121 - And the saying pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Page 136 - For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished; but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Page 483 - A commercial atmosphere floats around works of this class, redolent of the manufactory and the shop. The public want novels, and novels must be made — so many yards of printed stuff, sensation-pattern, to be ready by the beginning of the season.
Page v - CLAY. — The Prison Chaplain. A Memoir of the Rev. JOHN CLAY, BD late Chaplain of the Preston Gaol. With Selections from his Reports and Correspondence, and a Sketch of Prison Discipline in England. By his Son, the Rev. WL CLAY, MA 8vo. 15s. The Power of the Keys. . Sermons preached in Coventry. By the Rev. WL CLAY, MA Fcap. 8vo. 3s. 6d. Clemency FranJdyn. By the author of "Janet's Home.
Page 224 - The Northern Highlanders do not admire Waverley, so I presume the South Highlanders despise Guy Mannering. The Westmoreland peasants think Wordsworth a fool. In Borrowdale, Southey is not known to exist. I met ten men at Hawick who did not think Hogg a poet, and the whole City of Glasgow think me a madman. So much for the voice of the people being the voice of God.
Page 240 - ... matters, that the opinions of half a century ago were much less rigid than those of the present day ; and while we admit that in this respect the time present is better than the time past, we need not be too severe in condemning those who belonged to a bygone generation. With respect to Wilson's merits as a writer, a variety of judgments will be formed. His poetry can never, in our opinion, take a foremost place among English classics. His prose tales, " Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life,"...
Page 279 - The project was conceived suddenly, matured in secrecy and haste, and carried into effect with such rapidity that the public scarcely knew of it before it was done. And all this took place but six weeks before the meeting of the Parliament in which the cession would have been discussed, sifted, and probably condemned, before the fatal act was irrecoverably sealed. It is impossible to come to any other conclusion than that this indecent haste was the result of a foregone determination to escape from...
Page 422 - Every-day Scripture Difficulties explained and illustrated. By JE PRESCOTT, MA VOL. I. Matthew and Mark ; VOL. II. Luke and John. 2 vols. 8vo. 9s. each. The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined.
Page 491 - Wherever she went she seemed to take joy and brightness with her. In the cottages of the poor her fair face shone like a sunbeam. She would sit for a quarter of an hour talking to some old woman, and apparently as pleased with the admiration of a toothless crone as if she had been listening to the compliments of a marquis; and when she tripped away, leaving nothing behind her (for her poor salary gave no scope to her benevolence), the old woman would burst out into senile raptures with her grace,...

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