The Quarterly review, Volume 23

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Murray, 1820

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Page 551 - I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ' except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Page 315 - And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
Page 574 - This, sir, is a cause that would be dishonored and betrayed, if I contented myself with appealing only to the understanding. It is too cold, and its processes are too slow for the occasion. I desire to thank God, that since he has given me an intellect so fallible, he has impressed upon me an instinct that is sure.
Page 571 - Hail to the State of England ! And conjoin With this a salutation as devout, Made to the spiritual fabric of her Church; Founded in truth ; by blood of martyrdom Cemented ; by the hands of wisdom reared In beauty of holiness, with ordered pomp, Decent, and unreproved.
Page 584 - Thus never shall the indignities of Time Approach their reverend graces, unopposed ; Nor shall the Elements be free to hurt Their fair proportions ; nor the blinder rage Of bigot zeal madly to overturn...
Page 169 - And what is Life ? — An hour-glass on the run, A mist, retreating from the morning sun, A busy, bustling, still-repeated dream, — Its length ? — A minute's pause, a moment's thought. And happiness ? — A bubble on the stream, That in the act of seizing shrinks to nought.
Page 387 - It is clear, therefore, that with any view of making room for an unrestricted increase of population, emigration is perfectly inadequate ; but as a partial and temporary expedient, and with a view to the more general cultivation of the earth, and the wider extension of civilization, it seems to be both useful and proper...
Page 67 - No one," answered the Earl of Poulet, " can doubt the Duke of Ormond's bravery ; but he does not resemble a certain general, who led troops to the slaughter, to cause a great number of officers to be knocked on the head, in a battle, or against stone walls, in order to fill his pockets, by disposing of their commissions.
Page 551 - I firmly believe this ; and I also believe that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel: we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests; our projects will be confounded; and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by-word down to future ages.
Page 325 - Yet are thy skies as blue, thy crags as wild ; Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields, Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smiled, And still his honied wealth Hymettus yields ; There the blithe bee his fragrant fortress builds, The freeborn wanderer of thy mountain-air ; Apollo still thy long, long summer gilds, Still in his beam Mendeli's marbles glare ; Art, Glory, Freedom fail, but Nature still is fair.

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