The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 8

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F. and C. Rivington, 1796
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Page 57 - The shrieks and groans of the poor expiring wretches were truly dreadful; and my horror was much increased at seeing a young girl, seemingly about eighteen years of age, killed so near me, that when the first spear was stuck into her side she fell down at my feet, and...
Page 585 - Thou heard'st their frantic females throw These galling taunts around : " Make now your choice — the terms we give. Desponding victims, hear : These fetters on your hands receive, Or in your hearts the spear.
Page 67 - Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight : but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Page 368 - Welcome, mighty chief, once more, Welcome to this grateful shore: Now no mercenary foe Aims again the fatal blow, Aims at thee the fatal blow. Virgins fair, and matrons grave, These thy conquering arm did save, Build for thee triumphal bowers; Strew, ye fair, his way with flowers, Strew your Hero's way with flowers.
Page 59 - ... and exhibited no little variety of ornament. The materials, though rude, were very curiously wrought, and so judiciously placed as to make the whole of her garb have a very pleasing, though rather romantic appearance.
Page 537 - Paramaribo) gets out of his hammock with the rising sun, viz. about six o'clock in the morning, when he makes his appearance under the piazza of his house ; where his coffee is ready waiting for him, which he generally takes with his pipe, instead of toast and butter ; and there he is attended by half a dozen of the finest young slaves, both male and female, of the plantation, to...
Page 61 - I have frequently known fome of the fulky dames leave their huibands and teats for four or five days at a time, and repeat the farce twice or thrice in a month, while the poor men have never...
Page 368 - Washington crossed the Delaware, and landed on the Jersey shore, he was saluted with three cheers by the inhabitants of the vicinity. When he came to the brow of the hill, on his way to Trenton, a triumphal arch was erected on the bridge, by the direction of the ladies of the place. The crown of the arch was highly ornamented with imperial laurels and flowers, and on it was displayed in large figures, December 26th, 1776. On the sweep of the arch beneath was this inscription, " The defender of the...
Page 108 - The ripe seeds are dried, and sold in every market to clear muddy water. The natives never drink clear well-water if they can get pond or river water, which is always more or less impure according to circumstances. One of the seeds...
Page 196 - Here are no vain boastings of the empiric, nor ingenious and delusive theories of the dogmatist ; but a concise...

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