The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 36

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W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1773 - English literature

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Page 289 - What reward! A large, comprehensive soul, well purged from vulgar fears and perturbations and prejudices; able to comprehend and interpret the works of man — of God. A rich, flourishing, cultivated mind, pregnant with inexhaustible stores of entertainment and reflection. A perpetual spring of fresh ideas; and the conscious dignity of superior intelligence.
Page 289 - In short, you must not attempt to enlarge your ideas, or polish your taste, or refine your sentiments ; but must keep on in one beaten track, without turning aside either to the right hand or to the left. " But I cannot submit to drudgery like this. I feel a spirit above it.
Page 289 - Was it in order to raise a fortune that you consumed the sprightly hours of youth in study and retirement? Was it to be rich that you grew pale over the midnight lamp, and distilled the sweetness from the Greek and Roman spring?
Page 314 - When we reflect on our character as guilty and depraved creatures, in the presence of Him " who is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity...
Page 292 - ... had locked up their religion in a foreign tongue, they would take care not to lose the key. This gave an importance to the learned languages ; and every scholar could not only read, but wrote and disputed in Latin, which without such a motive would probably have been no more studied than the Chinese. And at a time when the modern.
Page 372 - The operation is painful, and it is some days before the wounds are healed. It is performed upon the youth of both sexes when they are about twelve or fourteen years of age, on several parts of the body, and in various figures, according to the fancy of the parent, or perhaps the rank of the party.
Page 365 - Dr Solander, who had more than once crossed the mountains which divide Sweden from Norway, well knew that extreme cold, especially when joined with fatigue, produces a torpor and sleepiness that are almost irresistible: He therefore conjured the company to keep moving, whatever pain it might cost them, and whatever relief they might be promised by an inclination to rest: Whoever sits down...
Page 201 - Brun, an indefatigable and inquifitive traveller, has publiihed many views of eaftern buildings, particularly about the Holy Land : in all thefe, only one Gothic ruin, the church near Acre, and a few pointed arches, occur ; and thofe built by the Chriftians, when in pofleflion of the country.
Page 36 - ... more violently than he did after a quarter of an hour of this furious exercise; he stripped to his shirt, put on his night-cap, and...
Page 242 - British navy with the best masts in the world. Some of them are of a great height, and more than eight feet in diameter, which is proportionably more than eight yards in circumference; so that four men, joining hand in hand, could not compass them: among others, we found the pepper tree, or winter's bark, in great plenty. Among these woods, notwithstanding the coldness of the climate, there are innumerable parrots, and other birds of the most beautiful plumage.

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