The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 50

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Tobias Smollett
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1780 - English literature
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Page 26 - And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; 37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
Page 408 - Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
Page 13 - ... infidelity. Think not my verse means blindly to engage In rash defence of thy profaner page ! Though keen her spirit, her attachment fond, Base service cannot suit with friendship's bond. Too firm from duty's sacred path to turn, She breathes an honest sigh of deep concern, And pities Genius, when his wild career Gives Faith a wound, or Innocence a fear.
Page 339 - ... in the whole body of the people. And this power, when the territories of the...
Page 210 - The black stormy clouds passing swiftly over, and at times covering the whole or a part of, the bright column of fire, at other times clearing away, and giving a full view of it, with the various tints produced by its reverberated light on the white clouds above, in contrast with the pale flashes of forked lightning that attended the tropea, formed such a scene as no power of art can ever express.
Page 412 - Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Page 175 - Conqueft the estimation of arms began in the expeditions to the Holy Land, and afterwards, by little and little, became hereditary, when it was accounted an efpecial...
Page 417 - He never laughed like Rabelais at nonsense that he imposed for wit ; but like Swift combined incidents that divert one from their unexpected encounter, and illustrate the tale he means to tell.
Page 468 - Which three persons aforesaid shall give out a subject, which subject shall, for the first year be one or other of the perfections or attributes of the Supreme Being, and...
Page 416 - Unfortunately some circumstances, that were temporary, will be lost to posterity, the fate of all comic authors ; and if ever an author wanted a commentary that none of his beauties might be lost...

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