The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811

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Page 266 - And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.
Page 377 - How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree...
Page 436 - If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us : but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Page 170 - In pleading, they studiously avoid entering into the merits of the cause; but are loud, violent, and tedious in dwelling upon all circumstances which are not to the purpose. For instance, in the case already mentioned: they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary...
Page 288 - ... tender dread, And touch the spring that clasps his soul so strong; But ah, beware! the gentle power too long Will not endure the frown of angry strife; He shuns contention, and the gloomy throng Who blast the joys of calm domestic life, And flies when discord shakes her brand with quarrels rife. Oh! he will tell you that these quarrels bring The ruin, not renewal of his flame: If oft repeated, lo! on rapid wing He flies to hide his fair but tender frame; From violence, reproach, or peevish blame...
Page 275 - I waited some time at the end of every question ; he did not answer, but ceased to exclaim in the above manner. Again I addressed him ; ' Mr. Paine, you have not answered my questions ; will you answer them? Allow me to ask again, do you believe? or let me qualify the question, do you wish to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God ? ' After a pause of some minutes, he answered, ' I have no wish to believe on that subject.
Page 296 - O virgin queen of Spring ! Shalt, from thy dark and lowly bed, Bursting thy green sheath's silken string, Unveil thy charms and perfume shed ; Unfold thy robes of purest white, Unsullied from their darksome grave, And thy soft petals' silvery light In the mild breeze unfettered wave.
Page 246 - We know that -we have made no discoveries, and we think that no discoveries are to be made, in morality ; nor many in the great principles of government, nor in the ideas of liberty, which were understood long before we were born, altogether as well as they will be after the grave has heaped its mould upon our presumption, and the silent tomb shall have imposed its law on our pert loquacity.
Page 265 - The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Page 284 - And canst thou hope in living words to say The dazzling glories of that heavenly view? Ah! well I ween, that if with pencil true That splendid vision could be well expressed, The fearful awe imprudent Psyche knew Would seize with rapture every wondering breast, When Love's all-potent charms divinely stood confessed.

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