The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 6

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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 177 - For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us...
Page 179 - For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things, " that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication, from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
Page 286 - Attending each with stately pace, lulus' side, as erst Evander's *, To keep off flatterers, spies and panders, To let no noble slave come near And scare lord Fannys from his ear: Then might a royal youth, and true, Enjoy at least a friend — or two ; A treasure which, of royal kind, Few but himself deserve to find. Then Bounce ('tis all that Bounce can crave) Shall wag her tail within the grave. And...
Page 286 - One ushers Friends to Bathurst's Door; One fawns, at Oxford's, on the Poor. Nobles, whom Arms or Arts adorn, Wait for my Infants yet unborn. None but a Peer of Wit and Grace, Can hope a Puppy of my Race. And O! wou'd Fate the Bliss decree To mine (a Bliss too great for me) That two, my tallest Sons, might grace Attending each with stately Pace, lulus...
Page 129 - Godhead, and at the same time to shew, that, as he is present to every thing, he cannot but be attentive to every thing, and privy to all the modes and parts of its existence : or, in other words, that his omniscience and omnipresence are coexistent, and run together through the whole infinitude of space.
Page 133 - If it affirms anything, you cannot lay hold of it ; or if it denies, you cannot confute it. In a word, there are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and wellwritten piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity.
Page 286 - Yet master Pope, whom Truth and Sense Shall call their friend some ages hence, Though now on loftier themes he sings, Than to bestow a word on kings, Has sworn by Styx, the poet's oath, And dread of dogs and poets both, " Man and his works he'll soon renounce. And roar in numbers worthy Bounce.
Page 134 - Ghibelins had to support each other against the first assaults of sense and reason ; and brought nonsense so far into fashion, that they who knew better would speak it by way of triumph over those who went upon the rules of logic. Wrong fellows were his orators ; but this could not do only without persons who were as much masters of that kind of nonsense which my author calls "nonsense to the conscience.
Page 521 - September next to come, to the Grassmarket of Edinburgh, the common place of execution of the said burgh, betwixt the hours of two and four of the clock of the afternoon of the said day, and there to be hanged by the neck upon a gibbet, by the hands of the executioner, until he be dead ; and ordained all his moveable goods and gear to be escheat and inbrought to his Majesty's use, which was pronounced for doom.
Page 129 - ... and enliven all the powers of man. How happy therefore is an intellectual being, who, by prayer and meditation, by virtue and good works, opens this communication between God and his own soul...

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