Walker's Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge

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R. Gibson, 1787

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Page 246 - The grabs have rarely more than two masts, although some have three ; those of three are about 300 tons burthen, but the others are not more than 150. They are built to draw very little water, being very broad in proportion to their length, narrowing however from the middle to the end, where instead of bows they have a prow, projecting like that of a Mediterranean galley...
Page 235 - The greatest part of the company seemed to approve of his advice and reasons ; but it was visible, by the countenance of Mrs. Gordier, that she, in her own mind, had prejudged him guilty* However, in conformity to the advice that had been given, Mr. Galliard was sent for, and in a few hours the messenger returned, accompanied by Mr. Galliard in person.
Page 402 - No objection, says he, ariseth to that great luminary being inhabited ; vegetation may obtain there, as well as with us. There may be water and dry land, hills and dales, rain and fair weather, and as the light, so the season, must be eternal, consequently it may easily be conceived to be by far the most blissful habitation of the whole system.
Page 549 - Hold the picture horizontally by the top, and place a little moveable gilt crown on the king's head. If now the picture be moderately electrified, and another person take hold of the frame with one hand, so that his fingers touch its inside gilding, and with the other hand endeavour to take off the crown, he will receive a terrible blow, and fail in the attempt.
Page 430 - Eugliih, &c. according to the idea we have taken up of the whole nation ; and though the individual may happen to be, as he often is, ten times more barbarous than a German, we give him credit for the fame and worth of his illultrious countrymen. Though the character of the Germans be not fo brilliant as that of other nations, Hill it is not dciiitute of its peculiar excellencies.
Page 246 - As soon as the chase was dismasted, they came nearer ; and battered her on all sides until she . struck ; and if the defence was obstinate, they sent a number of gallivats with two or three hundred men in each, who boarded sword in hand from all quarters in the same instant.
Page 188 - Machiavel, any treachery upon record, if they had ever heard of any cold Italian fraud which could in any degree be put in comparison with the disgusting hypocrisy, and unequalled baseness which Mr. Hastings had shewn on that occasion.
Page 486 - Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequence that may attend an action ; for it is continually occurring to the player, " If I move this Piece, what will be the advantage or disadvantage of my new situation?
Page 230 - To every thing which belongs to nobility, or which has the name of nobility, or is in any way attached to the court, the German in middle life can have no accefs. His knowledge -of life, and...
Page 528 - Rachael the unfortunate chintz. She has had it four years, and upon making some alterations in our little place at Hampton, she intended to show away with her prohibited present.

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