The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 9

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F. and C. Rivington, 1797

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Page 56 - He, having willed to produce various beings from his own divine substance, first with a thought created the waters, and placed in them a productive seed...
Page 37 - Briseis' heavenly charms, And of my valour's prize defrauds my arms, Defrauds the votes of all the Grecian train ; And service, faith, and justice, plead in vain. But, goddess ! thou thy suppliant son attend, To high Olympus' shining court ascend, Urge all the ties to former service ow'd, And sue for vengeance to the thundering god.
Page 38 - Embrace his knees, at his tribunal fall ; Conjure him far to drive the Grecian train, To hurl them headlong to their fleet and main, To heap the shores with copious death, and bring The Greeks to know the curse of such a king. Let Agamemnon lift his haughty head O'er all his wide dominion of the dead, And mourn in blood that e'er he durst disgrace The boldest warrior of the Grecian race.
Page 41 - To thee we now consign the precious load, The pride of kings, and labour of a god.
Page 426 - A battle or a triumph are conjunctures in which not one man in a million is likely to be engaged ; but when we see a person at the point of death, we cannot forbear being attentive to every thing he says or does, because we are sure that some time or other we shall ourselves be in the same melancholy circumstances. The general, the statesman, or the philosopher, are perhaps characters which we may never act in, but the dying man is one whom, sooner or later, we shall certainly resemble.
Page 465 - Refearches have been made for the gold amklft the fand and the gravel along the run oŁ the brook for near half a mile in length ; but it is only about one hundred and fifty yards above, and about two hundred yards below the ford, that the trials have been attended with much fuccefs : within that fpace the valley is tolerably, level, and the banks of the brook have, not more than five feet of fand and gravel above the rock...
Page 43 - Through the long dangers of the ten years' war. Ah ! doubt not our report (the prince rejoin'd) Of all the virtues of thy generous mind. And oh ! return'd might we Ulysses meet ! To him thy presents show, thy...
Page 43 - How will each fpeech his grateful wonder raife ! How will each gift indulge us in thy praife! Scarce ended thus the prince, when on the right Advanc'd the bird of Jove : aufpicious fight ! A milk-white fowl his clinching talons bore, 180 With care domeftic pamper'd at the floor.
Page 386 - England follows this doctrine of the Scripture, and understands Regeneration as the gift of God in Baptism : for this is the language of the Church in the office : " We yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased Thee to regenerate this infant with thy Holy Spirit.
Page 39 - Now mix with mortals, nor disdain to grace The feasts of Ethiopia's blameless race ; Twelve days the powers indulge the genial rite, Returning with the twelfth revolving light. Then will I mount the brazen dome, and move 560 The high tribunal of immortal Jove.

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