The Historical Magazine, Or, Classical Library of Public Events: Consisting of Authentic Anecdotes, Biographical Memoirs, Manners and Customs, Philosophical Papers, Natural History, Theatrical Intelligence, Analysis of Historical Books, Domestic News, &c. &c. &c, Volume 1

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D. Brewman, New Street, Shoe Lane, 1789 - History

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Page 38 - It happened at Athens, during a public representation of some play exhibited in honour of the commonwealth, that an old gentleman came too late for a place suitable to his age and quality. Many of the young gentlemen who observed the difficulty and confusion he was in, made signs to him that they would accommodate him if he came where they sat.
Page 39 - He was not by any means to be forced from the body, but was removed with it bleeding in his arms, and attended with tears by all their comrades who knew their enmity. When he was brought to a tent, his wounds were dressed...
Page 39 - They had spent whole months thus, one injuring, the other complaining, when in the midst of this rage towards each other they were commanded upon the attack of the castle, where the corporal received a shot in the thigh, and fell ; the French pressing on, and he expecting to be trampled to death, called out to his enemy, " Ah, Valentine ! can you leave me here...
Page 39 - Ah, Valentine ! can you leave me here ?" Valentine immediately ran back, and in the midst of a thick fire of the French took the corporal upon his back and brought him through all that danger as far as the Abbey of...
Page 77 - ... battle was given; but, knowing the fatal consequences that would happen to his children and people, in case he should die before he put an end to that war, he commanded his principal officers, that if he died during the engagement, they should conceal his death from the army, and that they...
Page 38 - Their mutual friendship was so strong, that they were ready to die for one another. One of the two (for it is not known which) being condemned to death by the tyrant, obtained leave to go into his own country, to...
Page 319 - Snceberg, are fwom enemies to the paftoral life. Some of their maxims are, to live on hunting and plunder, and never to keep any animal alive for the fpace of one night. By this means they render themfelves odious to the reft of mankind, and are purfued and exterminated like the wild beafts, whofe manners they have af> fumed.
Page 170 - ... for turning out its companions begins to decline from the time it is two or three, till it is about twelve days old, when, as far as I have hitherto seen, it ceases.
Page 220 - August at sun-set, and for half an hour when the atmosphere was clear ; but after a rainy day, or when the air was loaded with vapours, nothing of it was seen. The following flowers emitted flashes more or less vivid, in this order: — 1.
Page 36 - ... perifh for want, and that the feverity of putting a woman of .Family to a violent death, by the hand of the executioner, might thus be avoided. Some days...

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