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Page 106 - Angelo was capricious in his inventions, cannot be denied; and this may make some circumspection necessary in studying his works ; for though they appear to become him, an imitation of them is always dangerous, and will prove sometimes ridiculous. " Within that circle none durst walk but he.
Page xxix - Italian novels, the visionary reveries or refinements of false philosophy, a degree of superstition sufficient for the purposes of poetry, the adoption of the machineries of romance, and the frequency and improvements of allegoric exhibition in the popular spectacles.
Page xxx - Ovid's metamorphoses were exhibited in confectionary ; and the splendid iceing of an immense historic plum-cake was embossed with a delicious basso-relievo of the destruction of Troy. In the afternoon, when she condescended to walk in the garden, the- lake was covered with Tritons and Nereids ; the pages of the family were converted into Wood-nymphs who peeped from every bower ; and the footmen gamboled over the lawns in the figure of Satyrs.
Page 105 - ... fearlessly from the shore ; and he who knows that his hand can execute whatever his fancy can suggest, sports with more freedom in embodying the visionary forms of his own creation. I will not say...
Page 114 - ... with the dictates of humanity. Some of these have been crowned with full success, and others are yet depending. The expeditions, which have been completed, were carried on, under the authority and at the...
Page 89 - ... and wrifts is embroidered with gold ; this drefs reaches fomething lower than the calf of the leg.
Page 44 - Since the fucceffion to the title and authority of Sultan is not unalterably fixed in one line, but requires confirmation by the chiefs of the ifland, it is not improbable that they may hereafter be conferred on prince HAMDULLAH. A little beyond the hole, in which SA'LIM received us, was his...
Page 35 - ... when he had thirty pounds a year, he lived on twenty, eight, and gave away forty shillings. The next year, receiving sixty pounds, he still lived on twenty-eight, and gave away two and thirty. The third year he received ninety pounds, and gave away sixty-two. The fourth year he received one hundred and twenty pounds. Still he lived on twenty-eight, and gave to the poor ninety-two.
Page 115 - Pursuant to the authority contained in the several acts on that subject, a district of ten miles square, for the permanent seat of the government of the United States has been fixed and announced by proclamation ; which district will comprehend lands on both sides of the river Potomac, and the towns of Alexandria and Georgetown. A city has also been laid out agreeably to a plan which will be placed before Congress. And as there is a prospect, favored by the rate of sales which have already taken...