The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 80

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R. Griffiths, 1789 - Books

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Page 367 - I know not how to express otherwise than by a calm, sweet abstraction of soul from all the concerns of this world ; and sometimes a kind of vision, or fixed ideas and imaginations, of being alone in the mountains, or some solitary wilderness...
Page 647 - Advocates chose me their Librarian, an office from which I received little or no emolument, but which gave me the command of a large library. I then formed the plan of writing the History of England...
Page 327 - Oppressor's iron scourge to mourn To mourn, but not to murmur at his wrong! Yet when their last late evening shall decline...
Page 338 - Where anguish wails aloud, and fetters clank ; To caves bestrew'd with many a mouldering bone, And cells, whose echoes only learn to groan ; Where no kind bars a whispering friend disclose, No sunbeam enters, and no zephyr blows, He treads, inemulous of fame or wealth, Profuse of toil and prodigal of health...
Page 62 - Here I cannot but mention the wonder which I have oft times had to see this eagle in his eirey; he at this time had never shewn extraordinary parts; nor do I think that he did himself believe that he had them; for, although he was blunt, he did not bear himself with pride or disdain. As an officer he was obedient, and did never dispute my orders, nor argue upon them.
Page 343 - ... to the judge of the admiralty, the recorder of London, two doctors of the civil law, two common lawyers...
Page 334 - What Beaux and Beauties crowd the gaudy groves, And woo and win their vegetable Loves. How Snowdrops cold, and blue-eyed Harebels blend Their tender tears, as o'er the stream they bend; The lovesick Violet, and the Primrose pale Bow their sweet heads, and whisper to the gale; With secret sighs the Virgin Lily droops, And jealous Cowslips hang their tawny cups. How the young Rose in...
Page 523 - Who in the same given time can produce more than many others, has vigour; who can produce more and better, has talents ; who can produce what none else can, has genius.
Page 461 - I think of those that have no friend, Who now, perhaps, by melancholy led, From the broad blaze of day, where pleasure flaunts, Retiring, wander...
Page 128 - Faculty, among whom surgery may be supposed, at that time, to have been at a very low ebb. He tapped the wife of a Dutch merchant who had the dropsy, but the operation having been too long deferred, the poor woman...

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