The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 13

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J. Sibbald, Parliament-Square, 1799 - Books and bookselling

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Page 35 - Blood hath been shed ere now, i' the olden time, Ere human statute purg'd the gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear: the times have been, That when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end: but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools: This is more strange Than such a murder is.
Page 410 - The chink of the gold did not tempt her more than the person of his Royal Highness.
Page 426 - Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man ; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee.
Page 411 - The case was altered, when, on the arrival of summer, their royal highnesses were to remove to Richmond. Being only woman of the bedchamber, etiquette did not allow Mrs. Howard the entree of the coach with the princess. She apprehended that Mr. Howard might seize her on the road. To baffle such an attempt...
Page 193 - My father, why do you not help me ? and died. The other three expired one after the other, between the fifth and sixth day, famished, as thou seest me now ! And I, being seized with blindness, began to go groping upon them with my hands and feet ; and continued calling them by their names three days after they were dead. E tre di li chiamai poiche fur morli : then hunger vanquished my grief.
Page 211 - We retrench the superfluities of mankind. The world is avaritious, and I hate avarice. A covetous fellow, like a jack-daw, steals what he was never made to enjoy, for the sake of hiding it. These are the robbers of mankind, for money was made for the free-hearted and generous, and where is the injury of taking from another, what he hath not the heart to make use of?
Page 310 - ... the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and that such a number of lords spiritual...
Page 121 - Roscoe lived at the distance of two miles from Liverpool, whither he was obliged daily to repair to attend the business of his office. The dry and tedious details of law occupied his attention during the whole of the morning and afternoon ; his evenings alone, he was able to dedicate to study : and it will be easily conceived, that a gentleman, surrounded by a numerous family, and whose company was courted...
Page 414 - ... she made it so invariable a rule never to refuse a desire of the King, that every morning at Richmond she walked several miles with him ; and more than once, when she had the gout in her foot, she dipped her whole leg in cold water to be ready to attend him. The pain, her bulk, and the exercise, threw her into such fits of perspiration as vented the gout; but those exertions hastened the crisis of her distemper.
Page 417 - Yes, sir; I was very low in the theatre, as an actor, when the surly fellow was the despot of the place. But, sir, I had— had a lift, sir. Yes, I was to play— the— the — the boy with the red breeches — you know who I mean, sir — he whose mother is always going to law — you know who I mean.

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