Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 221

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William Blackwood, 1927 - England

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Page 398 - gaped and gazed upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also ; but if she took any displeasure at him, the king was fain to flatter, that she might be reconciled to him again. O! ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus.
Page 684 - there is no nature, for there is no truth ; there is no art, for there is nothing new. Its form is that of a pastoral, easy, vulgar, and therefore disgusting : whatever images it can supply are long ago
Page 679 - is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom the excise is paid.'
Page 680 - : " an allowance made to any one without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a State hireling for treason to his country.
Page 677 - will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness or blest with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity or consummate in all private or social virtues.
Page 681 - had a notion not very peculiar that he could not write but at certain times or at happy moments ; a fantastick foppery, to which my kindness for a man of learning and of virtue wishes him to have been superior.
Page 677 - To be nameless in worthy deeds exceeds an infamous history. The Canaanitish woman lives more happily without a name than Herodias with one. And who had not rather have been the good thief than Pilate ? But the
Page 683 - writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal if not to invent.
Page 576 - has long lain halfhidden amidst its poverty and squalor, and is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, meeting where he likes, bawling what he likes, breaking what he likes.
Page 568 - The Soviet Government undertakes not to support with funds or in any other form persons or bodies or agencies or institutions whose aim is to spread discontent or to foment rebellion in any part of the British Empire, and to impress upon its officers and officials the full and continuous observance of these conditions.

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