Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volumen 192

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F. Jefferies, 1852
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Página 369 - He was the first man who brought the ships to contemn castles on shore, which had been thought ever very formidable, and were discovered by him to make a noise only, and to fright those who could rarely be hurt by them. He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water : and though he hath been very well imitated and followed, he...
Página 369 - He was the first man that declined the old track, and made it manifest that the science might be attained in less time than was imagined; and despised those rules which had been long in practice, to keep his ship and his men out of danger; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection; as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come home safe again. He was the first man...
Página 201 - He seemed to feel, and even to envy, the happiness of my situation; while I admired the powers of a superior man, as they are blended in his attractive character with the softness and simplicity of a child. Perhaps no human being was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood.
Página 27 - A man might be in Chalmers' company for an hour, especially in a party, without knowing who or what he was — though in the end he would be sure to be detected by some unexpected display of powerful originality ; Wilberforce, except when fairly asleep, is never latent : Chalmers knows how to veil himself in a decent cloud ; Wilberforce is always in sunshine. Seldom, I believe, has any mind been more strung to a perpetual tune of love and praise. Yet these persons, distinguished as they are from...
Página 27 - Wilberforce. I have seldom observed a more amusing and pleasing contrast between two great men than between Wilberforce and Chalmers. Chalmers is stout and erect, with a broad countenance; Wilberforce minute, and singularly twisted; Chalmers, both in body and mind, moves with a deliberate step ; Wilberforce, infirm as he is in his advanced years, flies about with astonishing activity : and while, with nimble finger, he seizes on every thing that adorns or diversifies his path, his mind flits from...
Página 343 - There is a manly frankness, with perfect ease and good breeding about him, which is delightful. Not the least touch of the poet or the pedant...
Página 244 - Romilly, and was called to the bar by the Society of the Inner Temple, May 6, 1796.
Página 209 - An opinion which spread with rapidity over Europe about the close of the tenth and beginning of the eleventh century, and which gained universal credit, wonderfully augmented the number of credulous pilgrims, and increased the ardour with which they undertook this useless voyage.
Página 369 - ... and his men out of danger ; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection, as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come safe home again. He was the first man...
Página 200 - who spoke of me, " called me, ' that thing called a minister :' — " to be sure,"— he said, patting his large form, — " I am a thing ; — the member, therefore, when " he called me a thing, said what was true ; and " I could not be angry with him ; but, when he " added, that thing called a minister...

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