The British Critic, Volume 3

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F. and C. Rivington, 1794 - Books
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p632 Trinities of gods - Ormuzd-Mithra-Ahriman; ancient background of the Trinity


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Page 282 - ... very few rich enough to live idly upon their rents or incomes, or to pay the high prices given in Europe for painting, statues, architecture, and the other works of art that are more curious than useful.
Page 281 - ... ignorance, mistaken ideas and expectations of what is to be obtained there ; he thinks it may be useful, and prevent inconvenient, expensive and fruitless removals and voyages of improper persons, if he gives some clearer and truer notions of that part of the world than appear to have hitherto prevailed.
Page 694 - Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Page 185 - For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Page 153 - Require the borrow'd gloss of art ? Speak not of fate : ah ! change the theme, And talk of odours, talk of wine, Talk of the flowers that round us bloom : 'Tis all a cloud, 'tis all a dream ; To love and joy thy thoughts confine, Nor hope to pierce the sacred gloom.
Page 283 - I inquired where he had bought it, and went straight to the baker's shop which he pointed out to me. I asked for some biscuits, expecting to find such as we had at Boston ; but they made, it seems, none of that sort at Philadelphia.
Page 33 - Three executioners then approached to feize him : at the fight of a cord, with which one of them attempted to tie his arms, the king for the firft time mowed figns of indignation, and as if he was going to refill.
Page 429 - But some have splendid fires and aromatic spices, rich wines and well digested fruits, great wit and great courage ; because they dwell in his eye, and look in his face, and are the courtiers of the sun, and wait upon him in his chambers of the east.
Page 281 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond, to a place which I pointed out to him, on the other...
Page 187 - I have enjoyed all the pleasures of the world, and consequently know their futility, and do not regret their loss. I appraise them at their real value, which is, in truth, very low ; whereas those who have not experienced always overrate them. They only see their gay outside, and are dazzled with their glare. But I have been behind the scenes ; I have seen all the coarse pulleys and dirty ropes which exhibit and move the gaudy machines.

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