New Monthly Magazine, and Universal Register, Volume 114

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Henry Colburn, 1858
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Page 369 - Aux dangers, ainsi qu'elle, ont souvent fait la figue. Le Sage dit, selon les gens : Vive le Roi, vive la Ligue.
Page 259 - ... like an old snuffy lion on the watch; and such a pair of eyes as no man or lion or lynx of that Century bore elsewhere, according to all the testimony we have. "Those eyes," says Mirabeau, "which, at the bidding of his great soul, "fascinated you with seduction or with terror (portaient.
Page 312 - Of all that is most beauteous, imaged there In happier beauty ; more pellucid streams, An ampler ether, a diviner air, And fields invested with purpureal gleams ; Climes which the sun, who sheds the brightest day Earth knows, is all unworthy to survey. Yet there the soul shall enter which hath earned That privilege by virtue.
Page 259 - Fred, — a name of familiarity which had not bred contempt in that instance. He is a King every inch of him, though without the trappings of a King. Presents himself in a Spartan simplicity of vesture: no crown but an old military...
Page 259 - ABOUT fourscore years ago, there used to be seen sauntering on the terraces of Sans Souci, for a short time in the afternoon, or you might have met him elsewhere at an earlier hour, riding or driving in a rapid business manner on the open roads or through the scraggy woods and avenues of that intricate amphibious Potsdam region, a highly interesting lean little old man, of alert though slightly stooping figure...
Page 106 - She loved him for the dangers he had passed, And he loved her that she did pity them.
Page 259 - ... say authors) ; — and for royal robes, a mere soldier's blue coat with red facings, coat likely to be old, and sure to have a good deal of Spanish snuff on the breast of it ; rest of the apparel dim, unobtrusive in color or cut, ending in high over-knee military boots, which may be brushed (and, I hope, kept soft with an underhand suspicion of oil), but are not permitted to be blackened or varnished ; Day and Martin with their soot-pots forbidden to approach.
Page 420 - Herodotus),1 with that of an inspired teacher, prophet, and worker of miracles, — approaching to and sometimes even confounded with the gods, — and employing all these gifts to found a new special order of brethren bound together by religious rites and observances peculiar to themselves. In his prominent vocation, analogous to that of Epimenides, Orpheus, or Melampus, he appears as the revealer of a mode of life calculated to raise his disciples above the level of mankind, and to recommend them...
Page 259 - Not what is called a beautiful man ; nor yet, by all appearance, what is called a happy. On the contrary, the face bears evidence of many sorrows, as they are termed, of much hard labour done in this world ; and seems to anticipate nothing but more still coming. Quiet stoicism, capable enough of what joy there were, but not expecting any worth mention ; great unconscious and some conscious pride, well tempered with a cheery mockery of humour, — are written on that old face ; which carries its chin...
Page 302 - ... tended to make us less than duly sensible of his vast original powers ; and the mean and feeble effects produced by the character, if we can call it a character, of his ./Eneas, cheat us into a supposition that he could not have possessed a real power of this the highest kind of delineation.

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