The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1800

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˹ 83 - 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.
˹ 172 - 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...
˹ 172 - Yes, said he, with firmness, I think so. Look at yourself, I replied, and consider your hands and fingers, your legs and feet, and other limbs; are they not regular in their appearance, and useful to you? He said, they were. Came you then hither, said I, by chance? No, he answered, that cannot be; something must have made me.
˹ 382 - This immenfe breadth diminiflies abruptly; and a fimiJar building has not unaptly been compared in fhape to a large fpeaking trumpet. ' Six feet from the ground there is a wide ledge, which furrounds the bafe of the building ; on the plane of which are fifty-feven fmall fpires, of equal fize, and equidiftant. One of them meafured twenty-feven feet in height, and forty in circumference at the bottom. On a higher ledge there is another row, confiding of fiftythree fpires, of fimilar fhape and meafurement.
˹ 172 - 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. He followed me, and, taking hold of my coat, said, with some earnestness, It could not be mere chance ; for that somebody must have contrived matters so as to produce it.
˹ 382 - Circular mouldings likewise gird it to a considerable height, above which there are ornaments in stucco not unlike the leaves of a Corinthian capital ; and the whole is crowned by a Tee, or umbrella of open iron-work, from which rises a rod with a gilded pennant.
˹ 25 - The coasts are in general rugged and precipitous, presenting in many places scenes truly grand and magnificent, vast rocks of various heights, dreadfully rugged and broken, opposing their rude fronts to all the fury of a tempestuous ocean, which, in some places, has formed great detached pillars ; in others, has excavated grand natural arches and caverns, that mock all human magnificence...
˹ 323 - ... molasses. The butter being soon melted by the heat of the pudding mixes with the sugar or molasses, and forms a sauce, which, being confined in the excavation made for it, occupies the middle of the plate.
˹ 382 - ... appears to have been taken from the ditch ; there being no other excavation in the city, or in its neighbourhood, that could have afforded a tenth part of the quantity.
˹ 11 - ... exuberant descriptions which have sometimes been given of these delightful spots. The not unfrequent pressure of want, even in Otaheite, mentioned in Captain Cook's last voyage, has undeceived us with regard to the most fertile of all these islands; and from the Missionary voyage it appears that, at certain times of the year, when the bread-fruit is out of season, all suffer a temporary scarcity. At Oheitahoo, one of the Marquesas, it amounted to hunger, and the very animals were pinched for...