The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 18-19

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T. Foster, 1837 - Books

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Page 62 - The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.
Page 26 - So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard Well pleased, but answered not; for now too nigh The Archangel stood, and from the other hill To their fixed station, all in bright array The cherubim descended; on the ground Gliding meteorous, as evening mist Risen from a river o'er the marish* glides, And gathers ground fast at the labourer's heel Homeward returning.
Page 169 - Whereas the main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the Mechanism of the World, but chiefly to resolve these and such like Questions.
Page 27 - And you, brave COBHAM ! to the latest breath, Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death : Such in those moments as in all the past ; " Oh, save my country, Heaven !
Page 237 - And it ought to be remembered ' that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Page 27 - Fierce as a comet; which with torrid heat, And vapour as the Libyan air adust, Began to parch that temperate clime: whereat In either hand the hastening angel caught Our lingering parents, and to the eastern gate Led them direct, and down the cliff as fast To the subjected plain; then disappear'd. They, looking back...
Page 27 - Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon: The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way.
Page 91 - To suppose that any nation was unalterably the enemy of another was weak and childish. It had neither its foundation in the experience of nations nor in the history of man. It was a libel on the constitution of political...
Page 107 - Hob-goblin or mad Crisp, And some againe doe tearme him oft by name of Will the Wispe ; But call him by what name you list, I have studied on my pillow, I think the best name he deserves is Robin the Good Fellow.
Page 106 - Whose sonne he was, and how hee'd grant whate'er he did demand : To any forme that he did please himselfe he would translate ; And how one day hee'd send for him to see his fairy State. Then Robin longs to know the truth of this mysterious skill, And turnes himselfe into what shape he thinks upon or will. Sometimes a neighing horse was he, sometimes a gruntling hog, Sometimes a bird, sometimes a crow, sometimes a snarling dog.

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