The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History, and Politics, Band 59

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Alex Chapman and, 1797
 

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Seite 253 - The things which have the greatest value in use have frequently little or no value in exchange; and, on the contrary, those which have the greatest value in exchange have frequently little or no value in use.
Seite 3 - Too justly I may fear ! Still caring, despairing, Must be my bitter doom ; My woes here shall close ne'er, But with the closing tomb...
Seite 610 - Some are good and let dearly; while some, 'tis well known, Are so dear, and so bad, they are best let alone. Will Waddle, whose temper was studious and lonely, Hired lodgings that took Single Gentlemen only ; But Will was so fat, he appeared like a tun, Or like two Single Gentlemen rolled into One.
Seite 253 - Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarce anything; scarce anything can be had in exchange for it. ' A diamond, on the contrary, has scarce any value in use; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it.
Seite 609 - Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man, for a
Seite 252 - ... but not the weight of the metal. Abraham weighs to Ephron the four hundred shekels of silver which he had agreed to pay for the field of Machpelah. They are said however to be the current money...
Seite 610 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that. For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that ; The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Seite 222 - I cannot expect it will be long sustained, unless I immediately clear it. Even now, I believe it is at a crisis — my friends have no money to send me till the land is sold; and my creditors will not wait till then. You know what the consequence would be.
Seite 51 - Majefty has the confolation of reflecting, that the continuance of the calamities of war can be imputed only to the unjuft and exorbitant views of his enemies; and his Majefty, looking forward with anxiety to the moment when they may be difpofed to aft on different principles, places, in the mean time, the fulleft reliance, under the protection of Providence, on the wifdom and firm...
Seite 328 - Doulah, I am told, was very fond of making Huli Fools, though he was a Mussulman of the highest rank. They carry the joke here so far as to send letters making appointments, in the names of persons who it is known must be absent from their houses at the time fixed upon ; and the laugh is always in proportion to the trouble given.

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