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" The best that can be said of them is, that they are befooled by their own fancies, and the victims of distempered brains and ill habits of body. "
Nineteenth Century and After: A Monthly Review - Page 263
1882
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The United States Literary Gazette, Volume 2

1825 - 574 pages
...few faults, should have made two volumes so utterly worthless as to defy all criticism. The worst and the best that can be said of them is, that they are good for nothing. They contain four tales, professing to be pictures of English Life. If they be really...
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On industry. 2. On the arts of war. 3. On social habits. 4. On patriotism. 5 ...

Richard Chenevix - 1832 - 608 pages
...and consist more in happy perceptions than in reasonings ; in verbal felicities than in thought ; and the best that can be said of them is, that they are extremely clever. The letters of Madame de Sevigm• stand very prominent among these works, and are...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 47

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1832 - 614 pages
...is difficult to pronounce whether they savour more of the age of the poet, or of the poet's old age. The best that can be said of them is, that they are very odd, at all events, and might afford subjects for much interesting speculation to the Society...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 47

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1832 - 618 pages
...is difficult to pronounce whether they savour more of the age of the poet, or of the poet's old age. The best that can be said of them is, that they are very odd, at all events, and might afford subjects for much interesting speculation to the Society...
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A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural History

William Swainson - 1834 - 476 pages
...of the best artists then to be met with in France : they are very inferior to those of Edwards ; and the best that can be said of them is, that they are recognisable. That they even still continue to be essential for purposes of reference, is entirely...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 24

John George Cochrane - 1840 - 480 pages
...Ionic columns, without a single touch of originality or genial feeling in any one of the buildings. The best that can be said of them is that they are a degree less miserably bald than those of Laing. encouragement from professional men, while one that...
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Things old and new, a sequel to 'The chronicles of Waltham', by the author ...

George Robert Gleig - 1845 - 534 pages
...elephant is ! " " How majestic the lion I" And very likely — when they are at liberty ! As prisoners, the best that can be said of them is, that they are re- j markabiy disagreeable. As for the elephant, his want of symmetry renders him hideous. One animal,...
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The British World in the East: A Guide Historical, Moral, and ..., Volume 1

Leitch Ritchie - 1846 - 536 pages
...society. As for the Mahomedans, they are traitorous and worthless vagabonds ; and as for the Christians, the best that can be said of them is, that they are good astronomers and mathematicians. This is why the government employs the latter to correct the calendar...
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The British World in the East: A Guide... to India, Volume 2

Leitch Ritchie - 1847 - 560 pages
...society. As for the Mahomedans, they are traitorous and worthless vagabonds ; and as for the Christians, the best that can be said of them is, that they are good astronomers and mathematicians. This is why the government employs the latter to correct the calendar;...
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Prophetical landmarks; containing data for helping to determine the question ...

Horatius Bonar - 1847 - 438 pages
...meaning or order, according to the ingenuity or caprice of the expositor, and are disposed to think that the best that can be said of them is, that they were not intended to be understood or arranged ; they read the Scriptures, but it is with no expectation...
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