The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 54

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Tobias Smollett
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1782
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Page 163 - em, and betwixt his grinders caught. Unlike in method, with conceal'd design, Did crafty Horace his low numbers join : And, with a sly insinuating grace, Laugh'd at his friend, and look'd him in the face: Would raise a blush, where secret vice he found ; And tickle, while he gently prob'd the wound.
Page 270 - Dreadnought, how he works him! the terriers too, they now are squeaking at him. - How close Vengeance pursues! how terribly she presses! -it is just up with him! -Gods! what a crash they make; the whole wood resounds! - That turn was very short! - There! now - aye, now they have him! Who-hoop!
Page 267 - Now let your huntsman throw in his hounds as quietly as he can, and let the two whippersin keep wide of him on either hand, so that a single hound may not escape them; let them be attentive to his halloo, and be ready to encourage or rate, as that directs : he will, of course, draw up the wind, for reasons which I shall give in another place.
Page 268 - ... his speed. How he carries the scent! and, when he loses it, see how eagerly he flings to recover it again! There, now he's at head again! See how they top the hedge! Now, how they mount the hill! Observe what a head they carry; and show me, if thou canst, one shuffler or skirter amongst them all.
Page 268 - Now where are all your sorrows, and your cares, ye gloomy souls ? or where your pains and aches, ye complaining ones ? one halloo has dispelled them all ! What a crash they make ! and echo seemingly takes pleasure to repeat the sound.
Page 135 - Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods : yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
Page 269 - ... we have the wind of the hounds, and cannot be better placed: - how short he runs! - he is now in the very strongest part of the cover. - What a crash! every hound is in, and every hound is running for him. That was a quick turn! Again another! - he's put to his last shifts. Now Mischief is at his heels, and death is not far off.
Page 267 - Now, if you can keep your brother sportsmen in order, and put any discretion into them, you are in luck ; they more frequently do harm than good : if it be possible, persuade those who wish to halloo the fox, off, to stand quiet under the cover side, and on no account to halloo him too soon ; if they do, he most certainly will turn back...
Page 33 - Admiration and eminence are chiefly to be purchafed by the vigour, the fortitude, and the capacity which are exerted and difplayed in public occupations. He inculcated retired and afcetic virtues. He preached the unlimited contempt of this world ; he was a mortal enemy to gaiety and mirth ; and it was his opinion that human life ought to be confumed in the folemnities of devotion, in fufferance, and forrow.
Page 86 - I lay it down for a fixed principle, that if a person transmits to me a learned and excellent composition, and does not understand the context, he cannot be the author. " I lay it down for a certainty, if a person in any such composition has, in transcribing, varied any of the terms through ignorance, and the true reading appears from the context, that he cannot have been the author. If, as the ancient Vicar is said to have done in respect to a portion of the Gospel, he for sumpsimus reads uniformly...

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