Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths
R. Griffiths., 1813
Editors: May 1749-Sept. 1803, Ralph Griffiths; Oct. 1803-Apr. 1825, G. E. Griffiths.

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Page 411 - There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond, And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, " I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark...
Page 132 - With bloody hand the victor weaves, Let the loud trump his triumph tell ; But when you hear the passing bell, Then, Lady, twine a wreath for me, And twine it of the cypress tree.
Page 390 - ... seldom use to choose unto themselves the doings of good men for the arguments of their poems, but whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life, most bold and lawless in his doings, most dangerous and desperate in all parts of disobedience and rebellious disposition, him they set up and glorify in their rhymes, him they praise to the people, and to young men make an example to follow.
Page 97 - ... a hardened and shameless Tea-drinker, who has for twenty years diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant, whose kettle has scarcely time to cool, who with Tea amuses the evening, with Tea solaces the midnight, and with Tea welcomes the morning.
Page 189 - Majesties protestant subjects dissenting from the church of England from the penalties of certain laws...
Page 195 - ... receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, according to the usage of the Church of England...
Page 456 - With many vicissitudes, the struggle between these two parties lasted from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the middle of the seventeenth.
Page 52 - I've a right — (who dares deny it?) To place yon group of asses by it. Aye! this will do: and now I'm thinking, That self-same pond where Grizzle's drinking, If hither brought 'twould better seem, And faith I'll turn it to a stream: I'll make this flat a shaggy ridge, And o'er the water throw a bridge: I'll do as other sketchers do — Put any thing into the view; And any object recollect, To add a grace, and give effect.
Page 129 - And Stanmore's ridge, behind that lay, Rich with the spoils of parting day, In crimson and in gold array'd, Streaks yet a while the closing shade, Then slow resigns to darkening heaven The tints which brighter hours had given. Thus aged men full loth and slow The vanities of life forego, And count their youthful follies o'er, Till Memory lends her light no more.
Page 439 - A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings attached to the University of Oxford, including the Lives of the Founders ;" a work which he undertook at the request of his old friend Mr.

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