The North American Review, Volume 70

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Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge
O. Everett, 1850 - American fiction
Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
 

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Page 272 - Tis a note of enchantment; what ails her? she sees A mountain ascending, a vision of trees; Bright volumes of vapour through Lothbury glide, And a river flows on through the vale of Cheapside.
Page 387 - Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Page 30 - ... the human mind was enslaved in Spain, but how grievously it had become cramped and crippled by the chains it had so long worn. But we shall be greatly in error, if, as we notice these deep marks and strange peculiarities in Spanish literature, we suppose they were produced by the direct action either of the Inquisition or of the civil government of the country, compressing, as if with a physical power, the whole circle of society. This would have been impossible. No nation would have submitted...
Page 268 - It seemed to be his intention to blurt out whatever was in his mind, and see what would become of it. He was angry, too, when catched in an absurdity; but it did not prevent him from falling into another the next minute.
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Page 8 - On the first night after the outrage, Jusuf, as he is called in the poem, when travelling along in charge of a negro, passes a cemetery on a hill-side where his mother lies buried. " And when the negro heeded not, that guarded him behind, From off the camel Jusuf sprang, on which he rode confined, And hastened, with all speed, his mother's grave to find, Where he knelt and pardon sought, to relieve his troubled mind. " He cried, ' God's grace be with thee still, O Lady mother dear!
Page 253 - THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL SCIENCE. By FRANCIS WAYLAND, DD, President of Brown University, and Professor of Moral Philosophy.
Page 164 - The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa, though a nasty people yet for wealth are gentlemen to these, who have no houses and skin garments, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs etc.
Page 213 - ... excursions all round, and to return to his house at night One thing I must desire of thee, and do insist that thee must oblige me therein: that thou make up that drugget clothes, to go to Virginia in, and not appear to disgrace thyself or me; for though I should not esteem thee the less to come to me in what dress thou...
Page 151 - Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual powers, meaning the faculty which kens, perceives, knows, understands ; it was gradually narrowed in its signification to express merely the resemblance between ideas ; and lastly, to note that resemblance when it occasioned ludicrous surprise.

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