New Monthly Magazine, and Universal Register, Volume 1

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Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth, William Ainsworth
E. W. Allen, 1814
 

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Page 535 - Dan shall be a serpent by the way, An adder in the path, That biteth the horse heels, So that his rider shall fall backward.
Page 501 - Turn'd only to the grove his horse's reins, The grove I named before; and, lighted there, A woodbine garland sought to crown his hair; Then turn'd his face against the rising day, And raised his voice to welcome in the May. For thee, sweet month! the groves green liveries wear, If not the first, the fairest of the year: For thee the Graces lead the dancing hours, And Nature's ready pencil paints the flowers: When thy short reign is past, the feverish sun The sultry tropic fears, and moves more slowly...
Page 413 - I came one morning into the House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and' not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his...
Page 162 - Literary History of the Middle Ages ; comprehending an Account of the State of Learning from the Close of the Reign of Augustus to its Revival in the Fifteenth Century.
Page 257 - Yes, (she said,) but the Doctor presents his humble duty to your Majesty, and hopes your Majesty will have the goodness to excuse him at present : he is soliciting some preferment from your Majesty's Ministers ; and fears it might be some obstacle to him, if it should be known that he had the honour of keeping such good company.
Page 472 - In earth and ocean, sky and air, All that is excellent and fair, Seen, felt, or understood, From one Eternal Cause descends, To one Eternal Centre tends, With GOD begins, continues, ends, The Source and Stream of good.
Page 156 - Every man is always present to himself, and has, therefore, little need of his own resemblance, nor can desire it, but for the sake of those whom he loves, and by whom he hopes to be remembered.
Page 156 - Genius is chiefly exerted in historical pictures ; and the art of the painter of portraits is often lost in the obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and to goddesses, to empty splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead.
Page 486 - His eldest daughter, who was then about eight years old, obtained great success in the musical world by her astonishing performances on the harpsichord. Soon after his arrival in London he composed several much admired Concertos ; and in 1766 he brought...
Page 156 - ... whom he loves, and by whom he hopes to be remembered. This use of the art is a natural and reasonable consequence of affection; and though, like other human actions, it is often complicated with pride, yet even such pride is more laudable than that by which palaces are covered with pictures, that, however excellent, neither imply the owner's virtue nor excite it.

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