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Page 180 - If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account; or why it may not be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which shows all that presents itself without discrimination.
Page 362 - Aflbciation are under the greateft obligations, received him more as a fon than a ftranger : and it is to be lamented that the river Gambia having been for more than a year blocked up by French privateers, many letters from him and the Doftor, of which notice has been obtained through various channels, have...
Page 374 - And this reft house is that the which he built, Lamented Jack! And here his malt he pil'd, Cautious in vain! These rats that squeak so wild, Squeak, not unconscious of their father's guilt. Did ye not see her gleaming thro
Page 479 - It is more conformable to the ordinary wisdom of nature to secure so necessary an act of the mind, by some instinct or mechanical tendency, which may be infallible in its operations, may discover itself at the first appearance of life and thought, and may be independent of all the laboured deductions of the understanding.
Page 32 - The origin of these words and this notion I have not been able to discover; the bishops certainly give no such refusal at present, and I am inclined to think they never did at any time in this country.
Page 455 - Addrefs to the County of Kent, on their Petition to the King for removing from the Councils of his...
Page 478 - When we entertain, therefore, any suspicion that a philosophical term is employed without any meaning or idea (as is but too frequent), we need but enquire, from what impression is that supposed idea derived? And if it be impossible to assign any, this will serve to confirm our suspicion.
Page 8 - THE fame of this princess, though it has surmounted the prejudices both of faction and bigotry, yet lies still exposed to another prejudice, which is more durable because more natural, and which, according to the different views in which we survey her, is capable either of exalting beyond measure, or diminishing the lustre of her character.
Page 116 - ... the sudden Stop of the Stone when it comes to the Plain, as of Hector at the Phalanx of the Ajaces (alluding also to the natural Situation of the Ground, Hector rushing down the Declivity of the Shore, and being stopp'd on the Level of the Sea.) And lastly, the Immobility of both when so stopp'd, the Enemy being as unable to move him back, as he to get forward : This last Branch of the Comparison is the happiest in the World, and tho...