The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 2

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Walter Scott
John Ballantyne and Company, 1811

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Page 398 - He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful...
Page 290 - Court, for a rule to shew cause why a new trial should not be granted...
Page 414 - People have now a-days, (said he,) got a strange opinion that every thing should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. I know nothing that can be best taught by lectures, except where experiments are to be shewn. You may teach hymistry by lectures. — You might teach making of shoes by lectures...
Page iii - A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Library of the Late Tippoo Sultan of Mysore.
Page 57 - During the season of repose, his time was devoted to the care and instruction of the Officer and Soldier ; in war, he courted service in every quarter of the globe. Regardless of personal considerations, he esteemed that to which his Country called him, the post of honour ; and by his undaunted spirit, and unconquerable perseverance, he pointed the way to victory.
Page 3 - ... sir Hew Dalrymple, sir Harry Burrard, and sir Arthur Wellesley, as well as that the ardour and gallantry of the rest of the [officers and soldiers, on every occasion during this expedition, have done honour to the troops, and reflected lustre on your majesty's arms.
Page xxviii - Iliuiti\itiuiis of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England, with a Practical Comment upon each Article.
Page i - The VILLA GARDEN DIRECTORY; or MONTHLY INDEX of WORK to be done in TOWN and VILLA GARDENS, SHRUBBERIES and PARTERRES: With Hints on the Treatment of Shrubs and Flowers usually kept in the Green-room, the Lobby, and the Drawing-room.
Page 369 - The audience have certainly a right to express by applause or hisses the sensations which naturally present themselves at the moment; and nobody has ever hindered, or would ever question, the exercise of that right. But if any body of men were to go to the theatre with the settled intention of hissing an actor, or even of damning a piece, there can be no doubt that such a deliberate and preconcerted scheme would amount to a conspiracy, and that the...
Page 56 - Moore has occasioned, recalls to the troops the military career of that illustrious officer for their instruction and imitation. Sir John Moore from his youth embraced the profession with the feelings and sentiments of a soldier. He felt that a perfect knowledge and an exact performance of the humble, but important duties of a subaltern officer, are the best...

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