The literary correspondence of John Pinkerton, pr. from the originals in the possession of D. Turner, Zväzok 2

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Strana 160 - THE HISTORY OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS: In which is comprehended, An Account of their Present as well as their Ancient State; together with the Advantages they possess for several Branches of Industry, and the means by which they may be improved.
Strana 450 - Antiques of Great Britain; and he is well qualified for this study, by a spirit of criticism, acute, discerning, and suspicious.
Strana 345 - I should regard it as a very. friendly office, if you could order an edition at Dublin, with any remarks or corrections on the parts relative to Italian literature. I should in that case send a copy with large erasures. Command me fully, if I can assist you in any literary object here, and be assured of my constant regard and esteem. MR. WARDEN TO MR. PINKERTON. Paris, Oct. 2nd, 1806. I had the pleasure of writing to you a few days ago, in reply to yours of the 5th of September. I have since seen...
Strana 120 - The History Of the Affairs of Church and State In Scotland, From the Beginning of the Reformation in the Reign of King James V. To The Retreat of Queen Mary into England, Anno 1568.
Strana 452 - I can only complain of his excessive docility to the opinions of a man much less skilled in the subject than himself. Should it be objected that such a work will surpass the powers of a single man, and that industry is best promoted by the division of labour, I must answer that Mr Pinkerton seems one of the children of those Heroes whose race is almost extinct...
Strana 41 - I was favored with your last letter, I have considered that subject deeply, and find I could with ease make my Introduction the most curious and not least interesting part of my work. If, therefore, Harding should think that he would be able to get off a second edition of my Memoir, I shall re-write...
Strana 460 - I pleased. In doing any little matter in my power for any individual, I must add I never had any view to celebrity with the present age or with posterity. ' If I should know of any gentleman wanting a travelling companion abroad, I shall mention you to him ; but it seldom happens that I am applied to in such matters.
Strana 322 - ... minute layers, a form common to the argillaceous description J;. * It is supposed that the largest untouched field of coal in Europe exists in Scotland, in that singular barren track of country in Carluke and Cambusnethan parishes...
Strana 445 - Browne, incapable of resistance, calmly listened to his own sentence, but intreated them to spare his poor servant, and allow him to depart with his papers, which could be of no use to them. All this they granted ; and, what may appear still more extraordinary, these ferocious brigands, to whom the acquisition of arms must be as the staff of life, made the man a present of his master's pistols and double-barrelled gun ; but they were English, and the marks might have betrayed the new possessors....
Strana 450 - Unknown, or at least untried abilities could not inspire much reasonable confidence : some were too poor, others too rich ; some too busy, others too idle : and we knew not where to seek our English Muratori ; in the tumult of the metropolis, or in the shade of the University. The age of Herculean diligence, which could devour and digest whole libraries, is passed away...

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