A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814
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Page 386 - Here Reynolds is laid, and to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind : His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand: His manners were gentle, complying, and bland; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 383 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was, on very many accounts, one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country.
Page 592 - His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page 165 - If such a correspondence will be agreeable to you, be pleased to inform me in two posts, •what the conditions are on which you shall expect it. Your late ofFer|" gives me no reason to distrust your generosity. If you engage in any literary projects besides this paper, I have other designs to impart, if I could be secure from having others reap the advantage of what I should hint.
Page 387 - Reynolds, who was the intimate and beloved friend of that great man ; the friend whom he declared to be " the most invulnerable man he knew ; whom, if he should quarrel with him, he should find the most difficulty how to abuse.
Page 383 - He possessed the theory as perfectly as the practice of his art. To be such a painter, he was a profound and penetrating philosopher.
Page 376 - Dejecting prospect ! soon the hapless hour May come ; perhaps this moment it impends, Which drives me forth to penury and cold, Naked, and beat by all the storms of heaven, Friendless and guideless to explore my way ; Till on cold earth this poor unshelter'd head Reclining, vainly from the ruthless blast Respite I beg, and in the shock expire.
Page 478 - An Attempt towards an improved Version, a metrical Arrangement, and an Explanation of the Twelve Minor Prophets...
Page 92 - ... half's reading, and perhaps never to be read or looked upon after. One that would go higher must take his fortune at blank walls and corners of streets, or repair to the sign of Bateman, Innys, and one or two more where are best choice and better pennyworths.
Page 59 - The Connexion of the Roman, Saxon, and English Coins; deducing the Antiquities, Customs, and Manners, of each People to modern Times ; particularly the Origin of Feudal Tenures, and of Parliaments; illustrated throughout with Critical and Historical Remarks on various Authors, both Sacred and Profane.

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