Letters During the Course of a Tour Through Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, in the Years M.DCC.XCI, and M.DCC.XCII.: With Reflections on the Manners, Literature, and Religion of Those Countries

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F. and C. Rivington, 1794 - 468 Seiten
 

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Seite 166 - Flows through each member of th' embodied state, Sure, not unconscious of the mighty blessing, Her grateful sons shine bright with ev'ry virtue ; Untainted with the LUST OF INNOVATION ; Sure, all unite to hold her league of rule, Unbroken, as the sacred chain of nature, That links the jarring elements in peace.
Seite 71 - Were I ambitious of any other patron than the public, I would inscribe this work to a Statesman who, in a long, a stormy, and at length an unfortunate administration, had many political opponents, almost without a personal enemy ; who has retained, in his fall from power, many faithful and disinterested friends ; and who, under the pressure of severe infirmity, enjoys the lively vigour of his mind, and the felicity of his incomparable temper.
Seite 373 - And that no man might buy or fell, fave he that had the mark, or the name of the beaft, or the number of his name.
Seite 399 - ... with utteryng plainlie my opinion in that " matter. Syr (quoth I) I take goyng thither, " and livyng there, for a yonge Jentleman, that " doth not goe under the kepe and garde of *' fuch a man, as both by wifedome can, and " authoritie dare rewle him, to be marvelous
Seite 131 - Swifs peafant ; a Variety of beautiful drawings, and other things well worthy attention. Mr. Lavater's character, as a minifter, is very high. He is now projecting two or three charitable inftitutions, one of which is defigned as a retreat for women after the age of fifty.
Seite 376 - England i« fmcerely inclined, and bends with increaiB b 4 ing ing favour ; anxious only to fee the caufes of feparation removed and palpable errors given up, which may be thought, indeed, the more practicable fince many of the Romifh writers have almoft explained away the offenfive part of many of their doctrines, indefenfible as they are, and often refuted as they have been *. * See a fenfible Treatife on this fubject by the ingenious Mr.
Seite 22 - Douglas, with great acutenefs, detected Lauder's interpolations in the works of different writers, which were defigned to difparage Milton's reputation, he by no means undertook to prove, that Milton's claim to originality might not, in other inftances, be impeached ; and Lauder, though perfuaded by Dr. Johnfon to give up, in a hafty fit of lhame, his whole Eflay as an impofition, afterwards, in part, recanted his recantation, and attempted, with fome fuccefs, to prove the charge of forgery againft...
Seite 72 - ... fevere infirmity, enjoys the lively vigour of his mind, and the felicity of his incomparable temper. LORD NORTH will permit .me to exprefs the feelings of friendfhip in the language of truth ; but even truth and friendfhip mould be filent, if he Itill difpenfed the favours of the crown.
Seite 129 - Europe had the greatest ingenuity ; to the surprise of all present, he claimed that character for the Swiss, and appealed to himself for the truth of it. " I was born a Swiss," said he, " and came to England without a farthing, where I have found means to gain 5000/.
Seite 131 - I have fince heard him preach with great apparent energy ; but he preached in an unknown tongue to me. The Vandyke frill, which the...

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