The Quarterly Review, 56

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero
John Murray, 1836
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˹ 86 - I thus, Sir, showed her the absurdity of the levelling doctrine. She has never liked me since. Sir, your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves ; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves. They would all have some people under them; why not then have some people above them...
˹ 355 - With half that kindling majesty dilate Thy strong conception, as when Brutus rose Refulgent from the stroke of Caesar's fate, Amid the crowd of patriots ; and his arm Aloft extending, like eternal Jove When guilt brings down the thunder, call'd aloud On Tully's name, and shook his crimson steel, And bade the father of his country hail ? For lo ! the tyrant prostrate on the dust, And Rome again is free...
˹ 52 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
˹ 28 - Being asked whether he had ever heard of any interruption or challenge made by Sir Robert Grosvenor or his ancestors, said No : but that he was once in Friday Street, London, and walking up the street, he observed a new sign hanging out with these arms thereon, and inquired what inn that was that had hung out these arms of Scrope...
˹ 284 - LORD, by whom we escape death. 21 GOD shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness. 22 The LORD hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did from Basan, mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.
˹ 283 - did I share my own plate with the children, whose helpless state and piteous cries were peculiarly distressing ; compassion for the full grown may, or may not, be felt, but that heart must be cased in steel which is insensible to the cry of a child for food.
˹ 355 - Wheeling unshaken through the void immense ; And speak, O man ! does this capacious scene With half that kindling majesty dilate The strong conception, as when Brutus rose Refulgent from the stroke of Caesar's fate, Amid the crowd of patriots...
˹ 46 - Chlamyphorus, in being cased with a coat of armour. Its haunches were more than five feet wide, and its body twelve feet long and eight feet high ; its feet were a yard in length, and terminated by most gigantic claws; its tail was probably clad...
˹ 64 - The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct vegetable forms, with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung.
˹ 47 - Persons to whom this subject may now be presented for the first time will receive, with much surprise, perhaps almost with incredulity, such statements as are -here advanced. It must be admitted that they at first seem much more like the dreams of fiction and romance than the sober results of calm and deliberate investigation ; but to those who will examine the evidence of facts upon which...