The Quarterly Review, Volume 48

Murray, 1832

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Pagina 284 - Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Pagina 67 - That every man in want is knave or fool : " God cannot love" (says Blunt, with tearless eyes) " The wretch he starves" — and piously denies: But the good bishop, with a meeker air, Admits, and leaves them, Providence's care.
Pagina 196 - And let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Pagina 121 - Where are the infidels of such pure, uncontaminated morals, unshaken probity, and extended benevolence, that we should be in danger of being seduced into impiety by their example ? Into what obscure recesses of misery, into what dungeons, have their philanthropists penetrated, to lighten the fetters and relieve the sorrows of the helpless captive ? What barbarous tribes have their apostles visited ; what distant climes have they explored, encompassed with cold, nakedness, and want, to diffuse principles...
Pagina 122 - Eternal God ! on what are thine enemies intent ! What are those enterprises of guilt and horror, that, for the safety of their performers, require to be enveloped in a darkness which the eye of Heaven must not penetrate!" — he asked, "Did I say penetrate, sir, when I preached it?
Pagina 110 - ... or those who have opposed him, will be alike forgotten. Distinguished merit will ever rise superior to oppression, and will draw lustre from reproach. The vapours which gather round the rising sun, and follow it in its course, seldom fail at the close of it to form a magnificent theatre for its reception, and to invest with variegated tints, and with a softened effulgence, the luminary which they cannot hide...
Pagina 78 - Versibus impariter junctis querimonia primum, Post etiam inclusa est voti sententia compos: Quis tamen exiguos elegos emiserit auctor, Grammatici certant et adhuc sub judice lis est...
Pagina 124 - But what, my brethren, if it be lawful to indulge such a thought, what would be the funeral obsequies of a lost soul ? Where shall we find the tears fit to be wept at such a spectacle ? or, could we realize the calamity in all its extent, what tokens of commiseration and concern would be deemed equal to the occasion ? Would it suffice for the sun to veil his light and the moon her brightness ; to cover the ocean with mourning, and the heavens with sackcloth ? or, were the whole fabric of nature...
Pagina 121 - God permitted the trial to be made. In one country, and that the centre of Christendom, revelation underwent a total eclipse,* while atheism, performing on a darkened theatre its strange and fearful tragedy, confounded the first elements of society, blended every age, rank, and sex in indiscriminate proscription and massacre, and convulsed all Europe to its centre ; that the imperishable memorial of these events might teach...

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