Works, Volume 12

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J. Stockdale, 1807

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Page 327 - Letters, when they are not made the sole business of life, may become its ornaments in prosperity, and its most pleasing consolation in a change of fortune; but if a man addicts himself entirely to learning, and hopes by that either to raise a family, or to acquire, what so many wish for, and so few ever attain, an honourable retirement in his declining age, he will find, when it is too late, that he has mistaken his path; that other labours, other studies are necessary; and that unless he can assert...
Page 327 - ... in which it is my chief ambition to excel. It is a painful confideration, that the profeffion of literature, by far the moft laborious of any, leads to no real benefit or true glory whatfoever. Poetry, Science, Letters, when they are not made the fole bufinefs of life, may become its ornaments in profperity, and its moft pleafing confolation in a change of fortune; but, if a man...
Page 108 - Et quand même nous n'aurions pas eu " l'intention d'écarter tout fujet d'aliénation '* entre nous, & de donner la paix à nos fujets " en faifant fleurir les boutons de rofe de cet " amicable traité, nous aurions, néanmoins, ** pour l'honneur des fidelles croyans, notifié " à fa haute Majefté, exaltée ainfi que Salo" mon, notre changement fortuné de religion, " & la défertion de nos anciennes erreurs.
Page 111 - Nous déclarons donc, en vertu de ce *' traité, que la fufdite paix & les articles fpé" cifiés en icelle, demeureront à jamais fermes " entre les deux empires & les familles de " leurs fouverains, bien entendu, tant qu'il " ne fe fera commis, de l'un ou de l'autre " côté, aucune action contraire. Quiconque " de fa part fera coupable d'une telle violaAD 1747. " tion oflenfera contre fa propre confcience. Nad. «o. rr . ^-v**' " & quiconque obiervera ces conventions re" cevra du ciel une récompenfe.
Page 295 - French style was infinitely more tedious, and it was necessary to have every chapter corrected, by a native of France, before it could be offered to the...
Page 273 - ... mettre l'œil dans l'oreille ; et la plus grande merveille d'un art qui n'agit que par le mouvement est d'en pouvoir former jusqu'à l'image du repos. La nuit, le sommeil , la...
Page 296 - The work, however arduous and unpleasant, was completed in a year, not without repeated hints from the secretary's office, that it was expected with great impatience by the court of Denmark.
Page 109 - Majesté désire d'établir l'amour & la bienveillance entre les deux Empires, de génération à génération, de notre part nous croyons, que la confirmation de cette amitié, & la tranquillité...
Page 382 - Cat of the Perfians, which fignifies a Great King, and was prefixed to the names of thofe three princes, whence the whole race were named Caianians, The Ancients tell us, that Cyaxeres flew the Scythian Chiefs at a feaft, to which he had invited them ; but the Eafterns are filent on this head, and it feems more probable, that the Tartars were compelled by force to repafs the Oxus; our authors make them retire beyond Cbo/cos and Iberia, confounding, as ufual, the Oriental with the Northern Scythians.
Page 357 - Empire, which lies beyond the laxartes, between the dominions of the Czar and the Emperor of China, is called by the Afiaticks, who fpeak correctly, TURKESTAN *, or, The country of the Oriental Turks, an ancient and martial people, who, under the names of Getes, Moguls, and Tartars, have, at different times, poured in great numbers into the more weftern and fouthern kingdoms. The principal cities of Turkefiân are, i.

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