The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 14

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J. Sibbald, Parliament-Square, 1791

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Page 62 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it.
Page 111 - He, my fervant, is dear to me, who is free from enmity; merciful, and exempt from pride and felfimnefs ; who is the fame in pain and in pleafure; patient of wrongs ; contented ; and whofe mind is fixed on me alone. " He is my beloved, of whom mankind is not afraid, and who is not afraid of mankind; who is unfoiicitous about events; to whom praife and blame are as one...
Page 62 - Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation to any favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation. My Lord, your lordship's most humble, most obedient servant,
Page 101 - The members of the first, deemed the most sacred, had it for their province to study the principles of religion ; to perform its functions ; and to cultivate the sciences. They were the priests, the instructors, and philosophers of the nation.
Page 362 - He then conducted them to the altar, where every thing was prepared for the facrifice of a heifer to Diana/, to the chafte Diana, whom, as well as Minerva % and the other divinities who had never fubmitted to the yoke of Hymen, they thus endeavoured to appeafe. They alfo implored Jupiter and Juno, whofe union...
Page 105 - Wise men who have abandoned all thought of the fruit which is produced from their actions, are freed from the chains of birth, and go to the regions of eternal happiness.
Page 492 - ... moderation to make the proper variations. It is desirable, on all occasions, to unite with a steady and firm adherence to constitutional and necessary acts of government, the fullest evidence of a disposition, as far as may be practicable, to consult the wishes of every part of the community, and to lay the foundations of the public administration in the affections of the people.
Page 150 - NATIONS The French nation renounces the undertaking of any war with a view to making conquests, and will never employ its forces against the liberty of any people.
Page 279 - If your horfe is headftrong, pull not with one continued pull, but ftop, and back him often, juft fhaking the reins, and making little repeated pulls till he obeys, Horfes are fo accuftomed to bear on the bit, when they go forward, that they are difcouraged if the rider will not let them do fo. If a horfe is...
Page 52 - Apology, is surely a very improper one for a man whom the world looks up to as a moral philosopher of the first rank ; a teacher, from whom they think they have a right to expect much information. To this expecting, inquiring world, how can Dr.

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