The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 45

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Philological Society of London, 1804
 

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Page 446 - ... wisdom and virtue, which ripened into full maturity in the character of a most accomplished man: directing him to the acquisition of knowledge, as the best instrument of action; teaching him by the cultivation of his reason, to strengthen and establish in his heart those principles of moral rectitude which were congenial to it; and, above all, exhorting him to regulate the whole conduct of his life by the predominant influence of gratitude, and obedience to God, as the only sure groundwork of...
Page 467 - Gordon composed the reserve, and was formed between the second and third brigades. As many of the field-pieces as could be brought up with the gallopers attached to the cavalry, formed four different batteries. A"t the expiration of the time which I had allowed the enemy to decide, I ordered the infantry to advance; as soon as they became exposed to the enemy's guns, the four batteries commenced their fire, and continued to advance, though opposed by a great superiority, both in number and weight...
Page 322 - ... he was thus enjoying an old age, happy in some respects beyond the usual lot of humanity, his domestic comfort suffered a deep and incurable wound by the death of Mrs. Reid. He had had the misfortune too of surviving, for many years, a numerous family of promising children ; four of whom (two sons and two daughters) died after they had attained to maturity. One only was left to him, Mrs. Carmichael, then the wife, now the widow, of Patrick Carmichael, MD His situation at this period cannot be...
Page 168 - ... at him, he caught him in his arms, fell back with him into the water, got upon him, and kept him down till he was drowned. This adventure, as well as...
Page 322 - Logic, which forms an Appendix to the third volume of Lord Kames's Sketches, comprehend the whole of Dr Reid's publications. The interval between the dates of the first and last of these amounts to no less than forty years, although he had attained to the age of thirty-eight before he ventured to appear as an author. With the Essays on the Active Powers of Man...
Page 264 - He then repeated over again, nearly word for word, what he had before said, and when it was transcribed, and read over to him, he said, ' That is right, I have now done.
Page 385 - In a Committee of Ways and Means the Chancellor of the Exchequer...
Page 24 - Wherein his wealth and ornaments consist, And how he may be form'd, and how improv'd, What fit, what not, what excellent or ill. Sound judgment is the ground of writing well ; And when...
Page 264 - On Monday morning, the 9th of February, on being asked how he did, he answered in a faint voice, that he had no pain, but appeared fainting away gradually. About eight o'clock, he desired to have three pamphlets which had been looked out by his directions the evening before. He then dictated as clearly and distinctly as he had ever done in his life, the additions and alterations which he wished to have made in each. M took down the substance of what he said, which was read to him. He observed, '...
Page 121 - Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Early English Poet: including Memoirs of his Near Friend and Kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: with Sketches' of the Manners, Opinions, Arts and Literature of England in the Fourteenth Century.

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