The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 45

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Tobias George Smollett
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1778 - English literature
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Page 7 - Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to FORNICATION, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Page 311 - Otranto; a work which, as already has been observed, is an attempt to unite the various merits and graces of the ancient Romance and modern Novel. To attain this end, there is required a sufficient degree of the marvellous, to excite the attention; enough 76 of the manners of real life, to give an air of probability to the work; and enough of the pathetic, to engage the heart in its behalf.
Page 184 - ... and diminution of the waters is apt to raise in a lonely region, full of echoes, and rocks, and caverns ; the grotesque and ghastly appearance of such a landscape by the light of the moon — objects like these diffuse a gloom over the fancy...
Page 268 - ... inches distant from each other. Upon each is a tile eighteen inches square, as if designed for a capital ; and over them a perforated tile, two feet square. Such are continued over all the pillars. Above these are two layers ; one of coarse mortar, mixed with small...
Page 38 - When a hog is carried to market with a rope tied about its neck, which is held at the other end by a man, whether is the hog carried to market by the rope or the man?
Page 259 - Here I, Thomas Wharton, do lie, With Lucifer under my head, And Nelly my wife hard by, And Nancy as cold as lead. Oh, how can I speak without dread, Who could my sad fortune abide? With one devil under my head And another laid close on each side.
Page 356 - ... for the peace and happiness of the inhabitants of this country; and I do now, with my head uncovered, entreat that you will cease from all hostilities against the Deh in future.
Page 162 - ... out of their own number. To each, champion they prefented the arms of his country; and, according as the victory fell to the one or the other, they prognofticated their triumph or defeat. Religion interfered with arms and with valour ; and the party who prevailed, could plead in his favour the interpofition of the deity.
Page 233 - For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity ; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth : they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice...
Page 184 - That second sight, wherewith some of them are still supposed to be haunted, is considered by themselves as a misfortune, on account of the many dreadful images it is said to obtrude upon the fancy. I have been told that the inhabitants of some of the Alpine regions do likewise lay claim to a sort of second sight.

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