Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59

W. Blackwood & Sons, 1816
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Pagina 158 - Cesario; it is old and plain: The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.
Pagina 373 - ... cause will live; and though the public speaker should die, yet the immortal fire shall Outlast the organ which conveyed it; and the breath of liberty, like the word of the holy man, will not die with the prophet, but survive him. " I shall move you, that the king's most excellent majesty, and the lords and commons of Ireland, are the only power competent to make laws to bind Ireland.
Pagina 382 - Nay, even from those who seem to have no direct object of office or profit, what is the language which their actions speak ? — The throne is in danger ! we will support the throne ; but let us share the smiles of royalty ; the order of nobility is in danger ! I will fight for nobility, says the viscount, but my zeal would be much greater if I were made an earl.
Pagina 617 - The Sikh army has now, without a shadow of provocation invaded the British territories. The Governor-General must, therefore, take measures for effectually protecting the British provinces, for vindicating the authority of the British Government, and for punishing the violators of treaties and the disturbers of public peace. The Governor-General hereby declares the possessions of Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, on the left or British bank of the Sutlej, confiscated and annexed to the British territories.
Pagina 620 - Lieutenant-General), who was wounded in the outset. " The 80th captured the gun, and the enemy, dismayed by this counter-check, did not venture to press on further. During the whole night, however, they continued to harass our troops by fire of artillery, wherever moonlight discovered our position.
Pagina 432 - ... of the tempest is torn. And though savage and wild be this climate of ours, And brief be our season of fruits and of flowers, Far dearer the blast round our mountains which raves, Than the sweet summer zephyr, which breathes over slaves.
Pagina 616 - Sikhs and people of that country. The Sikh army recently marched from Lahore towards the British frontier, as it was alleged, by the orders of the durbar, for the purpose of invading the British territory. The Governor-General's agent, by direction of the Governor-General, demanded an explanation of this movement, and no reply being returned within a reasonable time, the demand was repeated. The GovernorGeneral, unwilling...
Pagina 360 - War ! is that the name ? War is as frightful as heaven's pestilence. Yet it is good, is it heaven's will as that is. Is that a good war, which against the Emperor Thou wagest with the Emperor's own army?
Pagina 618 - The attack of the infantry now commenced, and the roll of fire from this powerful arm soon convinced the Sikh army that they had met with a foe they little expected ; and their whole force was driven from position after position with great slaughter, and the loss of seventeen pieces of artillery, some of them of heavy calibre; our infantry using that neverfailing weapon, the bayonet, whenever the enemy stood. Night only saved them from worse disaster, for this stout conflict was maintained during...
Pagina 365 - There is no greater fallacy than the proposition, that it is best to buy in the cheapest and to sell in the dearest market.

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