A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 4
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Page 377 - 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 300 - An Account of an attempt to ascertain the Longitude at Sea, by an exact Theory of the Variation of the Magnetical Needle...
Page 32 - Divi Britannici, being a Remark upon the Lives of all the Kings of this Isle, from the year of the world 2855, unto the year of grace 1660, fol.
Page 163 - 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 117 - Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Page 472 - An attempt towards an improved version, a metrical arrangement, and an explanation of the Twelve Minor Prophets...
Page 381 - 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 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.
Page 91 - The rest of the trade are content to take their refuse, with which, and the fresh scum of the press, they furnish one side of a shop, which serves for the sign of a bookseller, rather than a real one; but, instead of selling, deal as factors and procure what the country divines and gentry send for; of whom each hath his book-factor, and, when wanting anything, writes to his bookseller, and pays his bill.
Page 145 - Bestia's from the throne. Born to no pride, inheriting no strife, Nor marrying discord in a noble wife, Stranger to civil and religious rage, The good man walk'd innoxious through his age.