The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 27

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Tobias Smollett
R[ichard]. Baldwin, at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, 1799

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Page 158 - Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Page 359 - Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet — Built like a temple, where pilasters round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave; nor did there want Cornice or frieze, with bossy sculptures graven: The roof was fretted gold.
Page 162 - Eternal Hope ! when yonder spheres sublime Pealed their first notes to sound the march of Time, Thy joyous youth began — but not to fade. — When all the sister planets have...
Page 43 - ... while sucking. Elephants never lie down to give their young ones suck; and it often happens, when the dam is tall, that she is obliged for some time to bend her body towards her young, to enable him to reach the nipple with his mouth: consequently, if ever the trunk...
Page 161 - And say, without our hopes, without our fears, Without the home that plighted love endears, Without the smile from partial beauty won, Oh ! what were man * a world without a sun.
Page 160 - Tyrants! in vain ye trace the wizard ring; In vain ye limit Mind's unwearied spring : What! can ye lull the winged winds asleep, Arrest the rolling world, or chain the deep? No!
Page 159 - He comes ! dread Brama shakes the sunless sky With murmuring wrath, and thunders from on high! Heaven's fiery horse, beneath his warrior form, Paws the light clouds, and gallops on the storm! Wide waves his flickering sword, his bright arms glow Like summer suns, and light the world below! Earth, and her trembling isles in Ocean's bed Are shook, and Nature rocks beneath his tread.
Page 158 - Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. Thus with delight we linger to survey The promised joys of life's unmeasured way ; Thus from afar each dim-discovered scene More pleasing seems than all the past hath been, And every form that Fancy can repair From dark oblivion glows divinely there.
Page 94 - So that to send an uneducated child into the world is injurious to the rest of mankind ; it is little better than to turn out a mad dog, or a wild beast into the streets.
Page 392 - They watched all our motions, and accompa- , nied us in whatever we were about to do. If the fea threw up an animal of any kind they devoured it, ere a man of us could come up, to our great...

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