The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 35

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A. Constable, 1821

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Page 282 - Then — in the last gasp of thine agony, Amidst thy many murders, think of mine ! Thou den of drunkards with the blood of princes ! Gehenna of the waters ! thou sea Sodom ! Thus I devote thee to the infernal gods ! Thee and thy serpent seed...
Page 198 - ... 1 . That the multiplicity and length of suits is great. 2. That the contentious person is armed, and the honest subject wearied and oppressed. 3. That the judge is more absolute ; who, in doubtful cases, hath a greater stroke and liberty. 4. That the chancery courts are more filled, the remedy of law being often obscure and doubtful. 5. That the ignorant lawyer shroudeth his ignorance of law, in that doubts are so frequent and many.
Page 326 - It is a melancholy truth, that, among the variety of actions which men are daily liable to commit, no less than a hundred and sixty have been declared, by act of parliament, to be felonies without benefit of clergy ; or, in other words, to be worthy of instant death.
Page 45 - So saying, with dispatchful looks in haste She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent What choice to choose for delicacy best, What order, so contrived as not to mix Tastes, not well join'd, inelegant, but bring Taste after taste upheld with kindliest change...
Page 270 - ROME in the NINETEENTH CENTURY. Containing a complete Account of the Ruins of the Ancient City, the Remains of the Middle Ages, and the Monuments of Modern Times.
Page 281 - And fill'd my swelling sails as they were wafted To many a triumph ! Thou my native earth, Which I have bled for, and thou foreign earth...
Page 454 - I take the first opportunity of acquainting Mr. Pitt that the Wardenship of the Cinque Ports is an office for which I will not receive any recommendations, having positively resolved to confer it on him as a mark of that regard which his eminent services have deserved from me.
Page 270 - ... original, being indeed merely another Venice Preserved; and continually recalling, though certainly without eclipsing, the memory of the first. Except that Jaffier is driven to join the conspirators by the natural impulse of love and misery, and the Doge...
Page 315 - That man will take away all the people of Africa if he can catch them ; and if you ask him, But why do you take away all these people ? he will say, Oh, they are only black people — they are not like white people — why should I not take them ? That is the reason why I cannot forgive the man who takes away the character of the people of my country.
Page 329 - The frequent occurrence of the unexecuted threat of death in a criminal code, tends to rob that punishment of all its terrors, and to enervate the general authority of the government and the laws. The multiplication of this threat in the laws of England has brought on them, and on the nation, a character of harshness andcruelty which evidence of a mild administration of them will not entirely remove.

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