The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 56, Part 2

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A. Dodd and A. Smith, 1786 - Great Britain
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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.
 

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Page 537 - ... and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery ; a circumnavigation of charity.
Page 537 - ... distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery, a circumnavigation of charity. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country ; I hope he will anticipate his final reward by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own.
Page 537 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe ;^not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts, but to dive into the depths...
Page 1041 - Jesus shall be mentioned, due and lowly reverence shall be done by all persons present as it hath been accustomed ; testifying by these outward ceremonies and gestures, their inward humility, Christian resolution, and due acknowledgment that the Lord Jesus Christ, the true eternal Son of God, is the only Saviour of the world, in whom alone all the mercies graces and promises of God to mankind, for this life and the life to come, are fully and wholly comprised.
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Page 537 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the...
Page 560 - Caefar with a fenate at his heels. In parts fuperior what advantage lies ? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wife ? Tis but to know how little can be known : To fee all others...
Page 1098 - When a man in the dark presses either corner of his eye with his finger, and turns his eye away from his finger, he will see a circle of colours, like those in the feather of a peacock's tail. If the eye and the finger remain quiet, these colours vanish in a second minute of time ; but if the finger be moved with a quavering motion they appear again.
Page 1078 - Louis, by the grace of God King of France and Navarre, to our dear and well-beloved Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, greeting.
Page 687 - Though these were scarcely worth the trouble, considering the short time they were destined to remain there ; for at the end of a few months one of the pope's chamberlains arrived, who brought the archbishop a cardinal's cap, with an epistle conceived in the most respectful terms, in which his holiness invited him to assist, by his counsel, in the government of the Christian world; permitting him at the same time to dispose of his mitre in favour of whom he pleased.

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