The Monthly Review, Volume 36

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Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths
R. Griffiths., 1767
Editors: May 1749-Sept. 1803, Ralph Griffiths; Oct. 1803-Apr. 1825, G. E. Griffiths.

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Page 382 - And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 60 - That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it.
Page 95 - Time wastes too fast: every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity Life follows my pen ; the days and hours of it, more precious, my dear Jenny! than the rubies about thy neck, are flying over our heads like light clouds of a windy day, never to return more every thing presses on whilst thou art twisting that lock, see ! it grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make.
Page 43 - And when blind man pronounc'd thy bliss complete ! And on a foreign shore ; where strangers wept ! Strangers to thee ; and, more surprising still, Strangers to kindness, wept : their eyes let fall Inhuman tears : strange...
Page 33 - The youngest son, therefore, who continues latest with the father, is naturally the heir of his house, the rest being already provided for. And thus we find that, among many other northern nations, it was the custom for all the sons but one to migrate from the father, which one became his heir.
Page 100 - It is the evening service to the Virgin, said the young man but who has taught her to play it or how she came by her pipe, no one knows; we think that Heaven has assisted her in both; for ever...
Page 50 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Page 43 - O'er dust ! a charity their dogs enjoy. What could I do? what succour? what resource? With pious sacrilege a grave I stole ; With impious piety that grave I wrong'd ; Short in my duty, coward in my grief! More like her murderer than friend, I crept With soft-suspended step, and, muffled deep In midnight darkness, whisper'd my last sigh. I whisper'd what should echo through their realms, Nor writ her name, whose tomb should pierce the skies.
Page 29 - ... or oath of fealty : and in case of the breach of this condition and oath, by not performing the stipulated service, or by deserting the lord in battle, the lands were again to revert to him. who granted them.
Page 39 - He could judge of the size of a room, into which he was introduced, of the distance he was from the wall ; and if ever he had walked over a pavement in courts, piazzas, &c. which reflected a sound, and was afterwards conducted thither again, he could exactly tell whereabouts in the walk he was placed, merely by the note it sounded.

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