The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, 28

Tobias Smollett
R[ichard]. Baldwin, at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, 1800

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˹ 38 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghoft : and thefe three are one.
˹ 169 - I smiled at the report, and seemed inclined to disregard it ; but he insisted on my going to see what had happened. Yes, said I, carelessly, on coming to the place, I see it is so ; but there is nothing in this worth notice ; it is mere chance : and I Went away.
˹ 447 - ... and dominion. A vague tradition was embraced, that two Jewish teachers, a tentmaker and a fisherman, had formerly been executed in the circus of Nero ; and, at the end of five hundred years, their genuine or fictitious relics were adored as the palladium of Christian Rome.
˹ 81 - No grazing cattle, through their prickly round, Can reach to wound, But as they grow where nothing is to fear, Smooth and unarmed the pointless leaves appear.
˹ 170 - I had now gained the point I aimed at : and saw, that his reason taught him (though he could not so express it) that what begins to be must have a cause, and that what is formed with regularity must have an intelligent cause. I therefore told him the name of the Great Being who made him and all the world ; concerning whose adorable nature I gave him such information as I thought he could in some measure comprehend. The lesson affected him greatly, and he never forgot either it, or the circumstance...
˹ 322 - ... which grain, thus deprived of its hard coat of armour, is boiled, or rather fimmered for a great length of time, two days for inftance, in a kettle of water placed near the fire. When...
˹ 214 - It feems as if he had juft come from the king's clofet, or from the apartments of the men whom he defcribes, and was telling his reader, in plain honeft terms, what he had feen and heard.
˹ 169 - He had reached his fifth or sixth year, knew the alphabet, and could read a little; but had received no particular information with respect to the Author of his being: because I thought he could not yet understand such information; and because I had learned, from my own experience, that to be made to repeat words not understood, is extremely detrimental to the faculties of a young mind.
˹ 81 - And should my youth, as youth is apt I know, Some harshness show, All vain asperities I day by day Would wear away, Till the smooth temper of my age should be Like the high leaves upon the Holly Tree.
˹ 353 - A history! of who? what? where? when? Don't hurry yourself, It is a history-book, Sir, (which. may possibly recommend it to the world) of what passes in a man's own mind ; and if you will say so much of the book, and no more, believe me, you will cut no contemptible figure in a metaphysic circle.