The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History, and Politics, Volume 59

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Alex Chapman and, 1797
 

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Page 249 - The things which have the greatest value in use have frequently little or no value in exchange; and, on the contrary, those which have the greatest value in exchange have frequently little or no value in use.
Page 604 - Some are good and let dearly; while some, 'tis well known, Are so dear, and so bad, they are best let alone. Will Waddle, whose temper was studious and lonely, Hired lodgings that took Single Gentlemen only ; But Will was so fat, he appeared like a tun, Or like two Single Gentlemen rolled into One.
Page 249 - Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarce anything; scarce anything can be had in exchange for it. ' A diamond, on the contrary, has scarce any value in use; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it.
Page 603 - Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man, for a
Page 248 - ... but not the weight of the metal. Abraham weighs to Ephron the four hundred shekels of silver which he had agreed to pay for the field of Machpelah. They are said however to be the current money...
Page 604 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that. For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that ; The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Page 218 - I cannot expect it will be long sustained, unless I immediately clear it. Even now, I believe it is at a crisis — my friends have no money to send me till the land is sold; and my creditors will not wait till then. You know what the consequence would be.
Page 47 - Majefty has the confolation of reflecting, that the continuance of the calamities of war can be imputed only to the unjuft and exorbitant views of his enemies; and his Majefty, looking forward with anxiety to the moment when they may be difpofed to aft on different principles, places, in the mean time, the fulleft reliance, under the protection of Providence, on the wifdom and firm...
Page 324 - Doulah, I am told, was very fond of making Huli Fools, though he was a Mussulman of the highest rank. They carry the joke here so far as to send letters making appointments, in the names of persons who it is known must be absent from their houses at the time fixed upon ; and the laugh is always in proportion to the trouble given.

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