The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 8
F. Jeffries, 1738 - Great Britain
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Page 126 - And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value, and gave them for the potter's field, as the LORD appointed me...
Page 43 - Whofe birth has made a parifh glad, Forbid, for fear of fenfe, to roam ; And taught by kind mamma at home ; Who gives him many a well-try'd rule, With ways and means — to play the fool, In fenfe the fame, in ftature higher, He...
Page 433 - The British spirit, generous, warm, and brave, So frequent wont from tyranny and woe To free the suppliant nations? Where, indeed! If that protection, once to strangers given, Be now withheld from sons ? Each nobler thought.
Page 275 - Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest ; Fate never wounds more deep the gen'rous heart, Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart.
Page 275 - Here let those reign, whom pensions can incite To vote a patriot black, a courtier white ; Explain their country's dear-bought rights away, And plead for pirates in the face of day ; With slavish tenets taint our poison'd youth, And lend a lie the confidence of truth, Let such raise palaces, and manors buy, Collect a tax, or farm a lottery ; With warbling eunuchs fill a licensed stage, And lull to servitude a thoughtless age.
Page 38 - Men who injure and oppress the people under their administration provoke them to cry out and complain; and then make that very complaint the foundation for new oppressions and prosecutions.
Page 603 - And hide from them the only face, They can behold with love? To shun her scorn, and ease my care, I seek a nymph more kind, And while I rove from fair to fair, Still gentler usage find. But oh! how faint is every joy, Where Nature has no part! New beauties may my eyes employ, But you engage my heart.
Page 434 - Call yourfelves Britons, to that difmal gloom, That dungeon dark and deep, where never thought Of joy or peace can enter ; fee the gates Harfh-creaking open ; what an hideous void, Dark as the yawning grave ! while, ftill as death A frightful filence reigns : There on the ground Behold your brethren chain'd like beafts of prey : There mark your...