MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 72

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Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris

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Page 333 - The governments of the United States and Great Britain, having not only desired, in entering into this convention, to accomplish a particular object, but also to establish a general principle, they hereby agree to extend their protection, by treaty stipulations, to any other practicable communications, whether by canal or railway, across the isthmus which connects North and South America...
Page 56 - Who, if he rise to station of command, Rises by open means; and there will stand On honorable terms, or else retire, And in himself possess his own desire; Who comprehends his trust and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim...
Page 333 - And the contracting parties likewise agree that, each shall enter into Treaty stipulations with such of the Central American States, as they may deem advisable, for the purpose...
Page 56 - CHARACTER OF THE HAPPY WARRIOR WHO is the happy Warrior ? Who is he That every man in arms should wish to be ? — It is the generous Spirit, who, when brought Among -the tasks of real life, hath wrought Upon the plan that pleased his boyish thought...
Page 460 - I shall be present or not, for to confess my weakness, Ned, my ambition is prevalent, so that I contemn the grovelling condition of a clerk, or the like, to which my fortune condemns me, and would willingly risk my life, though not my character, to exalt my station. I am confident, Ned, that my youth excludes me from any hopes of immediate preferment, nor do I desire it ; but I mean to prepare the way for futurity.
Page 56 - His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
Page 240 - PITT. By Lord ROSEBERY. TIMES. — " Brilliant and fascinating. . . . The style is terse, masculine, nervous, articulate, and clear ; the grasp of circumstance and character is firm, penetrating, luminous, and unprejudiced ; the judgment is broad, generous, humane, and scrupulously candid. ... It is not only a luminous estimate of Pitt's character and policy, it is also a brilliant gallery of portraits. The portrait of Fox, for example, is a masterpiece.
Page 134 - Notch, who is the oldest of the club, has been in possession of the right-hand chair time out of mind, and is the only man among us that has the liberty of stirring the fire. This our foreman is a gentleman of an ancient family, that came to a great estate some years before he had discretion, and run it out in hounds, horses, and cock-fighting...
Page 479 - HENRY II. By Mrs. JR GREEN. TIMES. — " It is delightfully real and readable, and in spite of severe compression has the charm of a mediaeval romance.
Page 479 - ... the many books that in this generation have dealt with the life and deeds of that ' bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of happy memory.' " OLIVER CROMWELL. By FREDERIC HARRISON. TIMES. — "Gives a wonderfully vivid picture of events.

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