The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

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Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran, 1781 - English literature

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Page 511 - What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy.
Page 509 - About things on which the public thinks long, it commonly attains to think right...
Page 351 - Moliere, inimitable as he has proved, brought a rude theatre to perfection. Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art > and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets and tragedians, and the Flemish painters, who are as writers of farce and editors of burlesque nature.
Page 207 - Most of the statutes, or acts, edicts, arrets, and placarts of parliaments, princes, and states, for regulating, directing, or restraining of trade, have, we think, been either political blunders, or jobs obtained by artful men for private advantage, under pretence of public good.
Page 511 - ... always equable, and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his track to snatch a grace; he seeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected splendour.
Page 562 - And it is with GREAT CONCERN that I inform you that the events of war have been very unfortunate to my arms in Virginia, having ended in the loss of my forces in that province.
Page 124 - I could either bear advantageously upon the right of the rebel line, as it was then formed, or cannonade any body of troops in flank which they might detach into the wood to retard the progress of the lightinfantry.
Page 305 - New- York. Except this is done, they will have nothing to hinder them from throwing further reinforcements to the...
Page 89 - Burnet, p. 407—413. accordingly chofen by the parliament at Oxford to reprefent the community in future parliaments ; and the record of their election may be thus tranflated : " Thefe are the twelve which are chofen by " the 'barons to treat at the three parliaments in " a year, with the king's council, for all the com" munity of the land, on public bufmefs ; the " bifhop of London, the earl of Winchefter, the!
Page 351 - It is another proof that he drew all his stores from nature and the force of his own genius, and was indebted neither to models nor books for his style, thoughts or hints, that he never succeeded when he designed for the works of other men.

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