The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 50

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F. Jefferies, 1780
The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

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Page 190 - O MEMORY ! thou fond deceiver, Still importunate and vain, To former joys, recurring ever, And turning all the past to pain ; Thou, like the world, the opprest oppressing, Thy smiles increase the wretch's woe ! And he who wants each other blessing, In thee must ever find a foe.
Page 336 - While the yellow linnet sings ; Or the tuneful nightingale Charms the forest with her tale ; Come with all thy various hues, Come and aid thy...
Page 337 - With ardour as intense, as pure, As when, amidst the rites divine, I took thy troth, and plighted mine, To thee, sweet girl, my second ring A token and a pledge I bring : With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart; Those virtues which, before untried, The wife has added to the bride : Those virtues, whose progressive claim, Endearing wedlock's very name, My soul enjoys, my song approves, For conscience
Page 280 - ... to one who thought he had enough before ; and I foresee many difficulties in the station I am coming into, and no advantage worth thinking of, except some greater power of being serviceable to others ; and whether this be an advantage entirely depends on the use one shall make of it ; I pray God it may be a good one.
Page 321 - In a few years, when he comes to be supplanted in that circle by a younger set, no resource remains for him but a retreat to the country, where he must pass his days either in a state of listless inactivity, or in pursuits unworthy of a rational being.
Page 375 - Other hackney -men seeing this way, they flocked to the same place, and perform their journeys at the same rate. So that sometimes there is twenty of them together, which disperse up and down, that they and others are to be had everywhere, as watermen are to be had by the water-side. Everybody is much pleased with it.
Page 43 - House to enquire into and correct the gross abuses in the expenditure of public money; to reduce all exorbitant emoluments; to rescind and abolish all sinecure places and unmerited pensions; and to appropriate the produce to the necessities of the state in such manner as to the wisdom of parliament shall seem meet.
Page 218 - Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind ; neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Page 250 - ... she had beat three ships out of their line of battle, had entirely broke it, and was to leeward of the wake of the French Admiral.
Page 327 - The recovery is always attempted, and often effefted, in this manner. They carry the patient immediately out of doors, and lay him upon the fnow, with nothing on him but a...

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