The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1808-26, Volum 12

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J. Ballantyne and Company, 1823
 

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Side 35 - I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book : and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Side 324 - Thy people ; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations.
Side 35 - For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add7 unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book...
Side 86 - On the 9th of June, the House having resolved itself into a Committee of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer rose...
Side 330 - It is needless to say, that with those vast resources, his conversation was at all times rich and instructive in no ordinary degree ; but it was, if possible, still more pleasing than wise, and had all the charms of familiarity, with all the substantial treasures of knowledge. No man could be more social in his > spirit, less assuming or fastidious in his manners, or more kind and indulgent towards all who approached him. He rather liked to...
Side 331 - Scotland in autumn 1817. Indeed, it was after that time that he applied himself, with all the ardour of early life, to the invention of a machine for mechanically copying all sorts of sculpture and statuary ; — and distributed among his friends some of its earliest performances, as the productions of " a young artist, just entering on his eighty-third year !" This happy and useful life came, at last, to a gentle close.
Side 329 - But these are poor and narrow views of its importance. It has increased indefinitely the mass of human comforts and enjoyments, and rendered cheap and accessible, all over the world, the materials of wealth and prosperity. It has armed the feeble hand of man, in short, with a power to which no limits can be assigned; completed the dominion of mind over the most refractory qualities of matter; and laid a sure foundation for all those future miracles of mechanical power which are to aid and reward...
Side 323 - Character which endeared him to his friends, and shed a grace and a dignity over all the society in which he moved. The same admirable taste which is conspicuous in his writings, or rather the higher principles from which that taste was but an emanation, spread a similar charm over his whole life and conversation ; and gave to the most learned Philosopher of his day the manners and deportment of the most perfect Gentleman.
Side 91 - Guilty was announced as the verdict on James Wolfe- George Wolfe was found Not Guilty. The two wretched convicts stood unmoved. George Wolfe bowed his head, and was scarcely able to utter, " I thank you," when he heard himself acquitted. When they were asked successively what they had to say why sentence of death should not be pronounced, John Eden said he was innocent, and went into a confused statement of perjuries against him, and of his having never seen the man in his life. James Wolfe said,...
Side 331 - He had a certain quiet and grave humour, which ran through most of his conversation, and a vein of temperate jocularity, which gave infinite zest and effect to the condensed and inexhaustible information which formed its main staple and characteristic. There was a little air of affected testtness, and a tone of pretended rebuke and contradiction, with which he used to...

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