The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 58

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Tobias George Smollett
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall., 1784 - English literature
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Page 447 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 53 - What beast was't then That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and yet you would make both: They have made themselves, and that their fitness now Does unmake you.
Page 158 - They appear to live in the utmost harmony and friendship with one another. The women, who had children, were remarkable for their tender and constant attention to them ; and the men would often lend .their assistance in those domestic offices, with a willingness that does credit to their feelings.
Page 348 - In that he did something, which he intended for a favour, and I have taken it quite otherwise, disliking both the thing and the manner, and it has heartily vexed me; and all I have said is truth though it looks like jest; and I absolutely refused to submit to his intended favour, and expect farther satisfaction.
Page 159 - The eager curiosity with which they attended the armourer's forge, and the many expedients they had invented, even before we left the islands, for working the iron they had procured from us, into such forms as were best adapted to their purposes, were strong proofs of docility and ingenuity.
Page 163 - Captain Cook now fired his second barrel, loaded with ball, and killed one of the foremost of the natives. A general attack with stones immediately followed, which was answered by a discharge of musketry from the marines and the people in the boats. The islanders, contrary to...
Page 454 - ... pure or more consistent. Of such a system of opinions, so perplexed by inconsistency, and so debased by impurity, the effect upon the mind is obvious. Though all men probably can feel the sublimity of those descriptions which sometimes occur, yet the impression is momentary: but the apprehensions which are entertained of the Deity from his agency, and the conceptions which are formed of futurity from its employments, are permanent. The beauties of the Koran may captivate the fancy; but its errors...
Page 453 - VOL. i. e brilliancy of the language than in the majesty of the thought. How much Mahomet was indebted to the' writings of the prophets and of the evangelists for the greater part of what is sublime or beautiful in his theology, his compositions declare ; but with this sacred and hallowed imagery he blended the impure superstitions and gross conceptions of his countrymen. For the wild profusion and incongruous mixture of absurdity and sense which...
Page 51 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Page 284 - ... of him, as that he lately was very lame, alluding to his Barony of Verulam ; but now having fallen into a consumption (of purse, without all question,) he was become All-bones, alluding to his new honour of St. Albans ; nay, they said Nabal, being folly or foolishness, and the true anagram of Alban, might well set forth his fond and impotent ambition.

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