Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons; and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes, Τόμος 7
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Σελίδα 358 - This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords.
Σελίδα 561 - ... to prostitute his muse to so many unworthy functions. But nothing in Chatterton can be separated from Chatterton. His noblest flights, his sweetest strains, his grossest ribaldry, and his most common-place imitations of the productions of magazines, were all the effervescences of the same ungovernable impulse, which, cameleon-like, imbibed the colours of all it looked on. It was Ossian, or a Saxon monk, or Gray, or Smollet, or Junius — and if it failed most in what it most affected to be, a...
Σελίδα 354 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Σελίδα 362 - You are at liberty to make what use you please of this letter. 'My best wishes ever attend you and your family. Believe me to be, with the utmost regard and esteem, dear Sir, 'Your obliged and affectionate humble servant, J. BEATTIE.
Σελίδα 334 - ... invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when they can no longer suffer by their detection; we therefore see whole ranks of characters adorned with uniform panegyric, and not to be known from one another, but by extrinsic and casual circumstances.
Σελίδα 761 - What! Sir, don't you call it Disturbance to oppose legal government with arms in your hands, and compel it to make laws in your favour ? Sir, I call it rebellion, as much as the rebellions in Scotland. Doctor, said I, I am exceedingly sorry...
Σελίδα 307 - I have heard from some of his contemporaries that he was generally seen lounging at the College gate, with a circle of young students round him, whom he was entertaining with wit, and keeping from their studies, if not spiriting them up to rebellion against the College discipline, which in his maturer years he so much extolled.
Σελίδα 648 - And, I have also this truth to say of the author, that he was in his time a man generally known, and as well beloved; for he was humble, and obliging in his behaviour, a gentleman, a scholar, very innocent and prudent: and indeed his whole life was useful, quiet, and virtuous. God send the Story may meet with, or make all readers like him.