The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 35
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Page 231 - Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death.
Page 495 - So powerful is the current of the poet's imagination that the mind which once ventures within it is hurried irresistibly along. On the seeming improbability of Lear's conduct it may be observed that he is represented according to histories at that time vulgarly received as true. And perhaps, if we turn our thoughts upon the barbarity and ignorance of the age to which this story is referred, it will appear not so unlikely as while we estimate Lear's manners by our own. Such preference of one daughter...
Page 252 - ... from it. As to a libel, the evidence is partly internal and partly external. The paper itfelf may not be compleat and conclufive evidence, for it may be dark, and unintelligible without the inuendos, which are the external evidence.
Page 477 - I cannot reconcile my heart to Bertram; a man noble without generosity, and young without truth; who marries Helen as a coward, and leaves her as a profligate: when she is dead by his unkindness, sneaks home to a second marriage, is accused by a woman whom he has wronged, defends himself by falsehood, and is dismissed to happiness.
Page 447 - Garrick is to be with you early the next week, and Mr. Johnson to try his fate with a tragedy, and to see to get himself employed in some translation, either from the Latin or the French. Johnson is a very good scholar and poet, and I have great hopes will turn out a fine tragedy-writer. If it should any way lie in your way, doubt not but you would be ready to recommend and assist your countryman. "G. WALMSLEY.
Page 475 - I have added short strictures, containing a general censure of faults or praise of excellence, in which I know not how much I have concurred with the current opinion ; but I have not, by any affectation of singularity, deviated from it.
Page 27 - ... take and subscribe an oath to maintain and preserve inviolably the said settlement of the Church of England and the doctrine worship discipline and government thereof as by law established within...
Page 476 - Particular passages are cleared by notes, but the general effect of the work is weakened. The mind is refrigerated by interruption ; the thoughts are diverted from the principal subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book which he has too diligently studied.
Page 475 - I believe, is seldom pleased to find his opinion anticipated ; it is natural to delight more in what we find or make, than in what we receive. Judgment, like other faculties, is improved by practice, and its advancement is hindered by submission to dictatorial decisions, as the memory grows torpid by the use of a table-book.