The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 4

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J. Sibbald, Parliament-Square, 1786 - Books and bookselling

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Page 375 - Remember that credit is money. If a man lets his money lie in my hands after it is due, he gives me the interest, or so much as I can make of it during that time. This amounts to a considerable sum where a man has good and large credit, and makes good use of it.
Page 375 - Remember that money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on.
Page 304 - What the nestling is not thus thoroughly master of, he hurries over, lowering his tone, as if he did not wish to be heard, and could not yet satisfy himself.
Page 222 - ... of ease : but then, whatever suspends the occupation of the card-player, distresses him ; whereas, to the labourer, every interruption is a refreshment : and this appears in the different effects that Sunday produces upon the two, which proves a day of recreation to the one, but a lamentable burden to the other.
Page 286 - Gie me ae spark o' nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an' mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, tho' hamely in attire, May touch the heart.
Page 308 - Thofe who live in the country, on the other hand, do not hear birds fing in their woods for above two months in the year, when the confufion of notes prevents their attending to the fong of any particular bird ; nor does he continue long enough in a' place, for the hearer to recolleft his notes with, accuracy.
Page 42 - And is there, then,' said Musidorus, sighing, ' is there no human being in your thoughts in whom you can confide ? Alas for me ! if you believe you have no friend who is not tainted with the impurities of his sex : and what is friendship ? what, but the union of souls ? and are not souls thus united already married ? For my part, I have long regarded Our pure and spiritualized...
Page 172 - This then being well observed, let us, before we seek to obtain any thing more, consider duly what we already have. We have a House of Commons composed of five hundred and fifty-eight members, in which number are found the most considerable landholders and merchants of the kingdom ; the heads of the army, the navy, and the law ; the occupiers of great offices in the state ; together with many private individuals, eminent by their knowledge, eloquence, or activity.
Page 451 - Then the lord chancellor, by his majefty's command, faid : My lords, and gentlemen, It is his majefty's royal will and pleafure, that this parliament be prorogued to Tuefday, the fifth day of September next, to be then here holden ; and this parliament is accordingly prorogued to the fifth day of September next.
Page 451 - Gentlemen of the Houfe of Commons^ " I thank you for the fupplies which you have granted for the fervice of the current year, and for the provilion you have made for difcharging the incumbrances on the revenue applicable to the ufes of my civil government.

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