The Quarterly Review, Volume 218

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William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle)
John Murray, 1913
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Page 54 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the greatest genius of his age.
Page 15 - At this my heart sank within me: the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. All my happiness was to have been found in the continual pursuit of this end. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? I seemed to have nothing left to live for.
Page 14 - In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself: 'Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to, could be completely effected at this very instant: would this be a great joy and happiness to you?
Page 379 - I saw the world and yet I was not seen; My thread is cut and yet it is not spun, And now I live, and now my life is done. I sought my death and found it in my womb, I looked for life and saw it was a shade, I trod the earth and knew it was my tomb, And now I die, and now I was but made; My glass is full, and now my glass is run, And now I live, and now my life is done.
Page 447 - It is agreed that the distance of three miles fixed as the general limit for the exclusive right of fishery upon the coasts of the two countries, shall, with respect to bays, the mouths of which do not exceed ten miles in width, be measured from a straight line drawn from headland to headland.
Page 15 - Memoires," and came to the passage which relates his father's death, the distressed position of the family, and the sudden inspiration by which he, then a mere boy, felt and made them feel that he would be everything to them — would supply the place of all that they had lost. A vivid conception of the scene and its feelings came over me, and I was moved to tears. From this moment my burden grew lighter. The oppression of the thought that all feeling was dead within me, was gone.
Page 15 - I frequently asked myself, if I could, or if I was bound to go on living when life must be passed in this manner. I generally answered to myself that I did not think I could possibly bear it beyond a year.
Page 108 - I faced old James and all his court the other day at St. Cloud. Vive Guillaume ! You never saw such a strange figure as the old bully is, [James II.] lean, worn, and rivelled, not unlike Neale, the projector. The queen looks very melancholy, but otherwise well enough : their equipages are all very ragged and contemptible.
Page 224 - The right hon. gentleman may be sure that a quotation from such an authority will always tell. Some lines, for example, upon friendship, written by Mr. Canning, and quoted by the right hon. gentleman ! The theme, the poet, the speaker — what a felicitous combination!
Page 196 - ... Amongst the duties which made her life, as Lord Melbourne remarked, rather an unnatural one for a young person, was that of reviewing her troops. By general consent she looked her best on these occasions, in her Windsor uniform habit and cap, and mounted upon a white horse. With her uniform she put on a new emotion. ' I felt for the first time like a man, as if I could fight at the head of my troops.' She confided jokingly to King Leopold her regret that she could not wear a real uniform. He...

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