The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 99

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Edw. Cave, 1736-[1868], 1829 - English essays

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Page 401 - And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying...
Page 367 - And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His grace, Which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Page 110 - Next Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian springs, Had in him those brave translunary things That the first poets had ; his raptures were All air and fire, which made his verses clear ; For that fine madness still he did retain Which rightly should possess a poet's brain.
Page 16 - Six Discourses delivered before the Royal Society, at their Anniversary Meetings, on the Award of the Royal and Copley Medals ; preceded by an Address to the Society, delivered in 1800, on the Progress and Prospects of Science.
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Page 300 - Dolomieu, — That, if there is any circumstance thoroughly established in geology, it is, that the crust of our globe has been subjected to a great and sudden revolution, the epoch of which cannot be dated much farther back than five or six thousand years ago ; that this revolution had buried all the countries which were before inhabited by men and by the other animals that are now best known...
Page 111 - Good God ! how sweet are all things here ! How beautiful the fields appear ! How cleanly do we feed and lie ! Lord ! what good hours do we keep ! How quietly we sleep ! What peace, what unanimity ! How innocent from the lewd fashion, Is all our business, all our recreation...
Page 403 - tis a base Abandonment of reason to resign Our right of thought — our last and only place Of refuge...
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