The Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 3

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Stirling & Slade, 1820
 

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Page 414 - It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil by losing all its grossne.ss.
Page 414 - Never, never more shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom.
Page 366 - He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
Page 211 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 430 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Page 398 - Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre Que de partager leur cercueil, Nous aurons le sublime orgueil De les venger ou de les suivre ! Aux armes, etc.
Page 241 - Prévenue que des hordes barbares s'avancent contre elle, la commune de Paris se hâte d'informer ses frères de tous les départements qu'une partie des conspirateurs féroces, détenus dans les prisons, a été mise à mort par le...
Page 173 - ... aux coups des prisonniers à qui on promettait des armes et la liberté pour nous assassiner. « On dit qu'il a été sanguinaire parce qu'il a demandé plus d'une fois le sang des aristocrates, le sang des membres corrompus de l'Assemblée constituante. Mais il. est connu que le plan des aristocrates a toujours été et est encore de faire un carnage de tous les sans-culottes. Or, comme le nombre de ceux-ci est à celui des aristocrates comme...
Page 493 - He pulled off his coat, unbuttoned the neck of his shirt, ascended the scaffold with steadiness, and surveyed for a few moments the immense multitude : then approaching the edge, he...
Page 240 - ... l'Assemblée nationale la nécessité urgente de s'unir au peuple, et de rendre à la commune, par le rapport du décret de destitution, les pouvoirs dont elle l'avait investie.

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