Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: pt. 1. Index to vols. 1-6. pt. 2. Index to vols. 8-9


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Pagina 3 - Take, holy earth ! all that my soul holds dear : Take that best gift which heaven so lately gave: To Bristol's fount I bore with trembling care Her faded form ; she bow'd to taste the wave, And died.
Pagina 4 - Even from the grave thou shalt have power to charm. Bid them be chaste, be innocent, like thee; Bid them in Duty's sphere as meekly move; And if so fair, from vanity as free; As firm in friendship, and as fond in love. Tell them, though...
Pagina 551 - London in 1814: in the robe which he wore when he rode before His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, the Emperor of Russia, the King of Prussia, and the other illustrious personages who dined at Guildhall 18th June 1814; and again before the Prince Regent, attended by both Houses of Parliament, to St. Paul's Cathedral, on the Public Thanksgiving for Peace, Cth July 1814.
Pagina 551 - Office, otherwise the said licence and permission to be void and of none effect : and also to command that the said royal concession and declaration be registered in his Majesty's College of Arms.
Pagina 3 - Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be, In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
Pagina 4 - ... humanity ; and her heart was warm with all its best affections. Her sense was strong, her judgment accurate, her wit engaging, and her taste refined ; while the elegance of her form, the graces of her manners, and the natural propriety that ever accompanied her words and actions, made her virtues doubly attractive, and taught her equally to command respect and love.
Pagina 4 - ... have power to charm. Bid them be chaste, be innocent, like thee ; Bid them in Duty's sphere as meekly move ; And if so fair, from vanity as free ; As firm in friendship, and as fond in love. Tell them, though 'tis an awful thing to die, ('Twas e'en to thee) yet the dread path once trod, Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high, And bids " the pure in heart behold their God.
Pagina 4 - If chance should bring him to this artless line, Let the sad mourner know his pangs were mine. Ordain'd to lose the partner of my breast, Whose virtue warm'd me, and whose beauty blest ; Fram'd every tie that binds the heart to prove, Her duty friendship, and her friendship love.
Pagina 226 - Leland, in which his late dissertation on the principles of human eloquence is criticized, and the Bishop of Gloucester's idea of the nature and character of an inspired language, as delivered in his lordship's doctrine of grace, is vindicated from all the objections of the learned author of the Dissertation.
Pagina 445 - The Divine Legation of Mahomet." It produced several answers, and so much abuse from the authors of " The Weekly Miscellany," that in less than two months he was constrained to defend himself in " A Vindication, of the Author of the Divine Legation of Moses, from the aspersions of the Country Clergyman's Letter in the Weekly Miscellany of February 14, 1737-8,