The Edinburgh Review: 150 Years After

John Clive records how, during the opening years of the 19th century, Edinburgh added to its European reputation by producing one of the most famous critical magazines of the age.

I like this place extremely and cannot help thinking that for a literary man, by which term I mean a man who is fond of Letters, it is the most eligible situation in the island.. It unites good Libraries liberally managed, learned men without any other system than that of pursuing truth, vffry good general society, large healthy virgins, with mild pleasing countenances and white swelling breasts —shores washed by the Sea—the romantic grandeur of antient and the beautiful regularity of modern building, and boundless floods of oxygene.

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