Riddell's review and epitomist: a literary miscellany


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48 ページ - An ancient clergyman of Dorsetshire, Dr. Wright, found John Milton in a small chamber, hung with rusty green, sitting in an elbow chair, and dressed neatly in black; pale, but not cadaverous ; his hands and fingers gouty, and with chalk-stones.
16 ページ - tis a fast, to dole Thy sheaf of wheat And meat Unto the hungry soul. It is to fast from strife, From old debate And hate To circumcise thy life. To show a heart grief-rent ; To starve thy sin, Not bin ; And that's to keep thy Lent.
48 ページ - On Parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled ; So live, that sinking on thy last long sleep, Thou then mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
73 ページ - Where the breath is at all fetid, which is usually the case in diseases of the chest, under many forms of dyspepsia, &c., the disagreeable effluvia are absorbed by the charcoal, so that comparatively pure air alone is inspired.
48 ページ - I have heard many years since that he used to sit in a grey coarse cloth coat at the door of his house, near Bunhill Fields, without Moorgate, in warm sunny weather to enjoy the fresh air, and so, as well as in his room, received the visits of people of distinguished parts, as well as quality.
32 ページ - Pull off the feathers from the tails of living cocks, hens, pigeons, or chickens ; and holding their bills, hold them hard to the botch or swelling, and so keep them at that part till they die, and by this means draw out the poison. It is good also to apply a cupping-glass, or embers in a dish, with a handful of sorrel upon the embers.
75 ページ - He, therefore, inferred that this air bubble had been heated, and by expansion had produced pressure on the surrounding parts of the diamond, and thereby communicated to them a polarizing structure. Now for this to have happened, the diamond must have been soft and susceptible of compression. But as various circumstances contribute to prove that this softness was the effect of neither solvents nor heat, he concluded that the diamond must have been formed, like amber, by the consolidation of vegetable...
95 ページ - ... planes of polarization, some to the right, others to the left. Hence polarized light may be sometimes used as a test of the presence of sugar, and the degree of rotation becomes an indication of the quantity and even quality of the sugar present. Biot examined by this test a specimen of sugar-cane juice, and found that it indicated the presence of 20 or 21 per cent, of sugar. Peligot subsequently analysed it, and found 20-9 per cent, of sugar.
16 ページ - TO KEEP A TRUE LENT. Is this a fast, to keep The larder leane, And cleane From fat of veales and sheep ? Is it to quit the dish Of flesh, yet still To...
112 ページ - ... spirits that he could even tire down Dolly herself. Prince Eugene was irresistible; he tossed her over his head, he shook her into penny pieces, he called her his little wife, he sang songs, made faces, and played Punch for her amusement ; and reigned without a rival, whether on four feet or on two. But, alas ! the Christmas hours do not last for ever. Prince Eugene departed, and poor Dolly was left a disconsolate damsel, to seek another play-fellow as best she might. She found, or rather made...