The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

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W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1812 - English literature
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Several of the plates represent the figures sculptured on rocks at Shapour and Nakshi Rustam. These are mere outlines, which consequently can pretend to no other merit than that of correctness. The editor indeed takes their accuracy for granted, and adduces it in corroboration of his own hypothesis, which he supports with a good deal of plausibility in a memoir in the appendix, p. 375, that the city of shapour was built by Sapor the first as a memorial of the defeat, captivity, and servitude of the emperor Valerian. P.74 

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Page 541 - But midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world's tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless ; Minions of splendour shrinking from distress ! None that, with kindred consciousness endued, If we were not, would seem to smile the less, Of all that flatter'd, follow'd, sought, and sued ; This is to be alone ; this, this is solitude ! XXVII.
Page 194 - I believe them true : They argue no corrupted mind In him : the fault is in mankind. This maxim, more than all the rest, Is thought too base for human breast : " In all distresses of our friends, We first consult our private ends ; While nature, kindly bent to ease us, Points out some circumstance to please us.
Page 541 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean; This is not solitude; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 316 - To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire above any realm, nation, or city is repugnant to nature, contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to His revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
Page 278 - Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all Men at the last day.
Page 323 - The doctor rose up, and Kinyeancleugh sat down before his bed. About eleven o'clock, he gave a deep sigh, and said, " Now it is come." Bannatyne immediately drew near, and desired him to think upon those comfortable promises of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which he had so often declared to others ; and, perceiving that he was speechless, requested him to give them a sign that he heard them, and died in peace. Upon this he lifted up one of his hands, and, sighing twice, expired without a struggle...
Page 369 - If I possess any talent, it is that of darkening the gloomy, and of deepening the .sad; of painting life in extremes, and representing those struggles of passion when the soul trembles on the verge of the unlawful and the unhallowed.
Page 535 - Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare, And Mammon wins his way where Seraphs might despair.
Page 313 - the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of Rochester, Ely, St. David's, Lincoln, and Bath, were sincerely bent on advancing the purity of doctrine, agreeing IN ALL THINGS with the Helvetic churches,
Page 438 - that we were ready to make all that were consistent with honesty and conscience ;' but many things might have been said upon that subject, which I did not then think proper to mention. ' However,' said I,

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