The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information ..., Volume 3

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John Aikin
Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808

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Page 479 - Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Page 508 - Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the crown ? The crown has not power enough. When I say that all governments are alike, I consider that in no government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. If a sovereign oppresses his people to a great degree, they will rise and cut off his head. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.
Page 163 - Lawrence: comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part, and East Florida on the other, shall respectively touch the bay of Fundy, and the Atlantic ocean; excepting such islands as now are or heretofore have been within...
Page 249 - ... such bounty to his friends, such scorn of his enemies, such honour of learned men, such esteem of good, such knowledge of life, such contempt of death, with such fierceness of nature and cruelty of revenge, could never be represented but by him that possessed them; and I esteem Lucian to have been no more capable of writing than of acting what Phalaris did. In all one writ, you find the scholar or the sophist; and in all the other, the tyrant and the commander.
Page 463 - A General Collection of Voyages and Travels ; forming a complete History of the Origin and Progress of Discovery, by Sea and Land, from the earliest ages to the present time. Preceded by an Historical Introduction, and Critical Catalogue of Books of Voyages and Travels ; and illustrated and adorned with numerous Engravings. By John Pinkerton, author of Modern Geography, &c.
Page 431 - Omnia mutantur, nihil interit: errat et illinc hue venit, hinc illuc, et quoslibet occupat artus spiritus eque feris humana in corpora transit inque feras noster...
Page 320 - ... God the searcher of all hearts, take thee CD, for my wedded Wife ; and do also in the presence of God, and before these witnesses, promise to be unto thee a loving and faithful Husband.
Page 94 - The first of the above subjects is intended for those gentlemen of the University who have not exceeded four years from the time of their matriculation ; and the other two for such as have exceeded four, but not completed seven years. Sir Roger...
Page 508 - ... For my own particular, the more I ruminate upon it the more it astonisheth my imagination and shaketh all the cells of my brain, so that sometimes I struggle with my faith and have much ado to believe it yet. I shall give over...
Page 250 - You feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects.

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