Writings, Volume 14

Front Cover
Ticknor, 1865

From inside the book

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 20 - THE GLACIERS OF THE ALPS : being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents. An Account of the Origin and Phenomena of Glaciers, and an Exposition of the Physical Principles to which they are related.
Page 36 - Thus warranted, the fellows brought their cause before the Queen's Bench, and before the end of Easter term 1713 obtained a rule for the bishop to show cause why a mandamus should not issue to compel him to discharge his judicial functions. Two considerable advantages had been obtained by Bentley about this time. He had been able to apply the principle of divide et...
Page 2 - I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Page 21 - MEDITATIONS ON DEATH AND ETERNITY. Translated from the German by Frederica Rowan. Published by Her Majesty's gracious permission.
Page 220 - One morning he sent for me to attend him in his library. I found him seated at one side of the fire, Mrs. Parr leaning against the mantel on the opposite side, and a chair placed for me between them. " Mrs. Parr," he began, " you have seen Moore in this spot some time ago, you now see Mr. Stewart ! — The race of true poets is now nearly extinct. There is you, (turning to me) and Moore, and Byron, and Crabbe, and Campbell — I hardly know of another.
Page 303 - Go on, (said the Prince ;) I declare that Markham understood Greek better than Hurd ; for, when I read Homer, and hesitated about a word, Markham immediately explained it, and then we went on ; but, when I hesitated with Hurd, he always referred me to the dictionary ; I therefore conclude he wanted to be informed himself.
Page 76 - Now in this work I indulge nothing to any conjecture, not even in a letter, but proceed solely upon authority of copies and Fathers of that age. And what will be the event about the said verse of John, I myself know not yet, having not used all the old copies that I have information of.
Page 267 - ... as having already seasoned for corruption earth and its inheritance — yet, by means of this one sublime artifice, which brings together the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end of time, the last day of man's innocence, and the first of his restoration, it is contrived that a twofold peace — the peace of resignation and the peace of hope — should...
Page 199 - What has Dr Parr written? A sermon or two, rather long; a Latin preface to Bellendenus (rather long too), consisting of a cento of Latin and Greek expressions, applied to political subjects; another preface to some English Tracts; and two or three English pamphlets about his own private quarrels: and this man is to be compared with Dr Samuel Johnson!!
Page 100 - Secondly, this being admitted, that upon chronological grounds Phalaris could not borrow a verse from comedy ; Thirdly, even supposing Susarion to have contributed something to the invention, yet that this could not have availed Phalaris, unless he had come over incognito to the villages of Attica, inasmuch as ' his plays were extemporal, and never published in writing ; ' and, Fourthly, granting even ' that they were published, it is more likely they were in tetrametres and other chorical measures,...

Bibliographic information