The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Bind 5

J. Murray, 1785

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Side 88 - How many feel, this very moment, death And all the sad variety of pain. How many sink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame. How many bleed, By shameful variance betwixt man and man. How many pine in want, and dungeon glooms; Shut from the common air, and common use Of their own limbs.
Side 413 - But the cruellest of our revenue laws, I will venture to affirm, are mild and gentle, in comparison of some of those which the clamour of our merchants and manufacturers has extorted from the legislature, for the support of their own absurd and oppressive monopolies.
Side 337 - Peasants belonging to individuals are the private property of the landholders, as much as implements of agriculture, or herds of cattle; and the value of an estate is estimated, as in Poland, by the number of boors,* and not by the number of acres.
Side 180 - Then, turning her eyes towards the two earls, she said, I know that you English are determined to put me to death, and imagine that after I am dead, you will conquer France. But though there were an 100,000 G — Dam'mees more in France than there are, they will never conquer that kingdom.
Side 84 - is one of his extraordinary visits. He has but a few to take out to-day." " Do you know who the gentleman is ? " inquired the Major. " "We none of us know him by any other marks," replied the man, " but by his humanity and his blue coat.
Side 237 - ... of any article, the growth, product, or manufacture of the other ; and that the duty on the importation of every such article, if subject to duty, in either country, should be precisely the same in the one country as in the other...
Side 84 - Yes, masters," exclaimed the fellow, with an oath ; " but he is not a man, he is an angel ; for he comes here twice a year, sometimes oftener, and sets a number of prisoners free.
Side 417 - Frequently a man of great, sometimes even a man of small fortune, is willing to purchase a thousand pounds' share in India stock merely for the influence which he expects to acquire by a vote in the court of proprietors. It gives him a share, though not in the plunder, yet in the appointment of the plunderers of India: the...
Side 2 - Athens in the flourishing times of the commonwealth. In the Iliad we find Helen and Andromache appearing frequently in company with the Trojan chiefs, and entering freely into the conversation.
Side 250 - When a man of fortune turns gamester, the act is so devoid of reason, that we are at a loss to find a motive for it ; but when one of desperate circumstances takes to the trade, it only proves that he...

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