The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Bind 12

J. Sibbald, Parliament-Square, 1799

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Side 281 - I have been at one opera, Mr. Wesley's. They have boys and girls with charming voices, that sing hymns, in parts, to Scotch ballad tunes; but indeed so long, that one would think they were already in eternity, and knew how much time they had before them.
Side 6 - The extraordinary circumstances attending her case made me resolve to have her opened ; when it was found that the whole art of medicine could not have prolonged her days, as all the noble parts were attacked, and any one of four internal maladies must have proved mortal. If the news of this event has not yet reached Dublin, break it to my sister as gently as you can. I set out' from this in a few days for St.
Side 9 - ... of depositing their eggs, and next to this on the side and back part of the shoulder, and less frequently on the extreme ends of the hairs of the mane. But it is a fact worthy of attention, that the fly does not place them promiscuously about the body, but constantly on those parts which are most liable to be licked with the tongue ; and the ova therefore are always scrupulously placed within its reach. Whether this be an act of reason or of instinct, it is certainly a very remarkable one.
Side 274 - One scrambles over a huge terrace, on which mountain ashes and various trees spring out of the very rocks ; and at the brow is the den, but not spacious enough for such an inmate. However, I am persuaded it furnished Pope with this line, so exactly it answers to the picture : " On rifted rocks, the dragon's late abodes.
Side 308 - Island in their van; but nothing could withstand the squadron your Lordship did me the honour to place under my command. Their high state of discipline is well known to you, and with the judgment of the captains, together with their valour and that of the officers and men of every description, it was absolutely irresistible.
Side 4 - I had relied upon receiving about fifty pounds from Sheen, for the books, and a year's rent of a certain farm at Quilca.
Side 134 - The care of this important beacon is committed to four men ; two of whom take the charge of it by turns, and are relieved every six weeks. But as it often happens, especially in stormy weather, that boats cannot touch at the Eddystone for many months, a proper quantity of salt provision is always laid up, as in a ship victualled for a long voyage. In high winds, such a briny atmosphere surrounds this gloomy...
Side 104 - They (fays he) wrote in figns and fpoke in pa<( rabies: all their fables carry a double meaning: " the ftory is one and entire ; the characters the " fame throughout ; not broken or changed, and " always conformable to the nature of the crea
Side 9 - ... ripe, after which time the slightest application of warmth and moisture is sufficient to bring forth, in an instant, the latent larva. At this time, if the tongue of the horse touches the egg, its operculum is thrown open, and a small active worm is produced, which readily adheres to the moist surface of the tongue, and is from thence conveyed with the food to the stomach.
Side 23 - King began to speak again. It was plain, from their gestures, that they received from himself the first intelligence of his condemnation. At a quarter past ten, the King rose first; they all followed. I opened the door. The Queen held the King by his right arm : their Majesties gave each a hand to the Dauphin. Madame Royale, on the King's left, had her arms round his body and, behind her, Madame Elizabeth, on the same side, had taken his arm.

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