The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 50

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A. Constable, 1830

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Page 38 - Their graves are severed, far and wide, By mount, and stream, and sea. The same fond mother bent at night O'er each fair sleeping brow, She had each folded flower in sight. Where are those dreamers now. One, 'midst the forests of the west, By a dark stream is laid — The Indian knows his place of rest, Far in the cedar shade.
Page 137 - ... of repose or agitation, of tenderness or sublime emotion, which manifest its thirst for a more powerful and joyful existence. To a man of a literal and prosaic character, the mind may seem lawless in these workings; but it observes higher laws than it transgresses, the laws of the immortal intellect; it is trying and developing its best faculties; and in the objects which it describes, or in the emotions which it awakens, anticipates those states of progressive power, splendour, beauty, and happiness,...
Page 420 - I had to give, let ym not be injured and trampled on by false Pretences, and unnatural Reflections. I hope they will want no help but that of Comfort and Council ; but that they will indeed want, being too easie to be manag'd by Words and Promises. " It adds to my Grief that it is so difficult to me to see you. I am at a distance from Lond...
Page 560 - We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning-point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all who came before us, and with just as much apparent reason. "A million a year will beggar us,
Page 524 - Hence, he generally chose his side like a fanatic, and defended it like a philosopher. His conduct, in the most important events of his life, — at the time of the impeachment of Hastings, for example, and at the time of the French Revolution, — seems to have been prompted by those feelings and motives, which Mr. Coleridge has so happily described : " Stormy pity, and the cherish 'd lure Of pomp, and proud precipitance of soul.
Page 199 - How, indeed, it could ever be doubted that thought is only of the conditioned, may well be deemed a matter of the profoundest admiration. Thought cannot transcend consciousness ; consciousness is only possible under the antithesis of a subject and object of thought, known only in correlation, and mutually limiting each other...
Page 421 - Weary are at Rest, and where the Wicked cease to trouble ; be it that the Passage is rough, and the Day stormy, by what Way soever He please to bring me to the End of it, I desire to finish Life with this temper of Soul in all Cases : Te Deum Laudamus.
Page 560 - ... will be carried up to the very tops of Ben Nevis and Helvellyn, that machines constructed on principles yet undiscovered, will be in every house, that there will be no highways but railroads, no travelling but by steam, that our debt, vast as it seems to us, will appear to our great-grandchildren a trifling encumbrance, which might easily be paid off in a year or two, many people would think us insane.
Page 82 - I shall do well;' and taking him in his arms, said, ' Thou hast ever been an honest man, and I hope God will bless thee, and make thee a happy servant to my son, whom I have charged in my letter to continue his love, and trust to you;' adding, 'I do promise you, that if ever I am restored to my dignity, I will bountifully reward you for both your service and sufferings.
Page 83 - Turk's man-of-war tacked about, and we continued our course. But when your father saw it convenient to retreat, looking upon me, he blessed himself, and snatched me up in his arms, saying, ' Good God, that love can make this change ! ' and though he seemingly chid me, he would laugh at it as often as he remembered that voyage.

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