The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 17

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Page 87 - More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues...
Page 424 - Long-sounding aisles, and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence., and a dread repose: Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades ev'ry flow'r, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Page 123 - They planted by your care! No, your oppressions planted them in America. They fled from your tyranny, to a then uncultivated and inhospitable country, where they exposed themselves to almost all the hardships to which human nature is liable, and, among others, to the cruelties of a savage foe, the most subtle, and I will take upon me to say, the most formidable of any people upon the face of God's earth...
Page 196 - Hudibras was the first of his works that marked him as a man above the common ; yet what made him then noticed now surprises us, to find so little humour in an undertaking so congenial to his talents.
Page 421 - With other beauties charm my partial eyes, Full in my view set all the bright abode, And make my soul quit Abelard for God. Ah think at least thy flock deserves thy care, Plants of thy hand, and children of thy pray'r.
Page 215 - His object was simply to declare and record his opinion, that it was the true policy of every nation to treat with the existing government of every other nation with which it had relative interests, without inquiring or regarding how that government was constituted, or by what means those who exercised it came into power.
Page 124 - I have no doubt, but, that by the concurrence and support of my parliament, by the valour of my fleets and armies, and by a vigorous, animated, and united exertion of the faculties and resources of my people, I shall be enabled to restore the blessings of a safe and honorable peace to all my dominions.
Page 446 - There is a fine ciftern of pure water ; and we admired the coolnefs and drynefs of the wine-cellars, ventilated by communications with caverns in the rock. To this circumftance, as much as to the quality of the foil and careful culture of the grape, the wine of St. Marino is indebted for its peculiar excellence. The whole territory of the republic extends about thirtyfive miles in circumference. It is of an irregular oval form, and its mean diameter may be eftimated at fix Englifh miles.
Page 422 - In thefe lone walls (their day's eternal bound) Thefe mofs-grown domes with fpiry turrets crown'd, Where awful arches make a noon-day night, And the dim windows fhed a folemn light ; Thy eyes diffus'da reconciling ray, And gleams of glory brighten'd all the day.
Page 198 - HISTORY (the) of Poland, from its origin as a nation to the commencement of the year 1795. To which is prefixed, an accurate account of the geography and government of that country, and the customs and manners of its inhabitants.

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