The Attaché: Or, Sam Slick in England, Svazek 2

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Richard Bentley, 1844

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Strana 239 - Th' applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes...
Strana 239 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire; Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre...
Strana 15 - Eternal Hope ! when yonder spheres sublime Pealed their first notes to sound the march of Time, Thy joyous youth began — but not to fade. — When all the sister planets have decayed ; When...
Strana 36 - Orientale ;'* but for correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, it far surpasses all European imitations; and bears such marks of originality, that those who have visited the East will find some difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation. As an Eastern tale, even Rasselas must bow before it ; his " Happy Valley" will not bear a comparison with the
Strana 10 - This book is one of which it is not too high praise to assert that it approaches as nearly to perfection, in its own line, as any historical work perhaps ever did.
Strana 17 - ... Abundant in humour, observation, fancy ; in extensive knowledge of books and men ; in palpable hits of character, exquisite, grave, irony, and the most whimsical indulgence in point of epigram.
Strana 22 - Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Strana 28 - When I was young (about fourteen, I think) I first read this tale, which made a deep impression upon me ; and may, indeed, be said to contain the germ of much that I have since written.
Strana 32 - to elevate and surprize,' it must make amends by displaying depth of knowledge and dexterity of execution. We, therefore, bestow no mean compliment upon the author of Emma, when we say that, keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she has produced sketches of such spirit and originality, that we never miss the excitation which depends upon a narrative of uncommon events, arising from the consideration of minds, manners and sentiments, greatly...
Strana 25 - The power with which the scenes on the waste of waters are depicted, and the living interest with which Cooper invests every particle of a ship, as if it were an intelligent being, cannot be excelled, and has never been reached by any author with whom we are acquainted.

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