The Quarterly Review

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William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle)
John Murray, 1820 - English literature
 

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Page 92 - What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble...
Page 547 - I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ' except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Page 311 - And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
Page 305 - Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we : come on, let us deal wisely with them ; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Page 567 - Hail to the State of England ! And conjoin With this a salutation as devout, Made to the spiritual fabric of her Church; Founded in truth ; by blood of martyrdom Cemented ; by the hands of wisdom reared In beauty of holiness, with ordered pomp, Decent, and unreproved.
Page 565 - Christian religion, shall, by writing, printing, teaching, or advised speaking, deny the Christian religion to be true, or the holy scriptures to be of divine authority, he shall upon the first offence be rendered incapable to hold any office or place of trust; and for the second be rendered incapable of bringing any action, being guardian, executor, legatee, or purchaser of lands, and shall suffer three years
Page 580 - Our ancestors d:d feelingly perceive, What in those holy structures ye possess Of ornamental interest, and the charm Of pious sentiment diffused afar, And human charity, and social love. — Thus never shall the indignities of time Approach their reverend graces, unopposed; Nor shall the elements be free to hurt Their fair proportions ; nor the blinder rage Of bigot zeal madly to overturn...
Page 169 - And what is Life ? — An hour-glass on the run, A mist, retreating from the morning sun, A busy, bustling, still-repeated dream, — Its length ? — A minute's pause, a moment's thought. And happiness ? — A bubble on the stream, That in the act of seizing shrinks to nought.
Page 415 - ... my gardens grow ; In vain fair Thames reflects the double scenes Of hanging mountains and of sloping greens: Joy lives not here ; to happier seats it flies, And only dwells where Wortley casts her eyes. What are the gay parterre, the...
Page 547 - In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings?

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