Alas, death by snippet view, once again. I suppose I should consider myself lucky that snippet view snipped some text, as opposed to, say, a blank margin.
GoogleBooks' policies about snippet view/limited preview are more puzzling than they appear. The Edinburgh Christian Instructor isn't covered under the Partner Program, seeing as how everyone involved has been really most sincerely dead for, oh, well over a century. Unless someone at GoogleBooks has consulted a medium or ouija board (or was visited by the Ghost of Copyrights Past), I sincerely doubt that they've managed to chat with either the authors or the publisher. Similarly, like most journals published in the early nineteenth century--come to think of it, like any journal published in the early nineteenth century--the ECI is in the public domain. So that can't be it. I'd wonder if Oxford was worried about damage to the bound journal itself, but snippet review still means that the entire volume has been scanned. Ergo, that's no answer. Finally, Oxford has plenty of other public domain texts available through GoogleBooks. I give up. What's going on?
Even more frustrating, however, is that I cannot get GoogleBooks to cough up either the beginning or the end of the article, with the relevant page numbers. I've got a date and volume number, but...the pages! What are the pages!?! Doing different searches and then counting the number of hits doesn't help, because I don't know what I'm counting from. Is page 194 the first page? Yes, no, maybe? Is page 197 the last page? Ditto. Remember, the purpose of snippet view is to provide us with data to go forth and ILL. I've done that, but with a very apologetic note at the end.