Memoirs of the kings of Great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg

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Printed and sold by Marchbank, 1802 - Great Britain - 485 pages

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Page 341 - Much more, Sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation ; — who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Page 199 - I have seen the walls of Balclutha, but they were desolate. The fire had resounded in the halls: and the voice of the people is heard no more. The stream of Clutha was removed from its place, by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook there its lonely head: the moss whistled to the wind. The fox looked out from the windows, the rank grass of the wall waved round its head. Desolate is the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers.
Page 38 - Peace courts his hand, but spreads her charms in vain, " Think nothing gain'd," he cries, " till nought remain, On Moscow's walls till Gothic standards fly, And all be mine beneath the polar sky.
Page 290 - ... which we were fcarcely to march beyond the verge of their own country, or the ever memorable treaty, of which the tendency is difcovered in the name ; the treaty by which we difunited ourfelves from Auftria, deftroyed that building which we may perhaps now endeavour, without fuccefs, to raife again, and weakened the only power which it was our intereft to ftrengthen.
Page 19 - If milder measures had been pursued, certain it is, that the tories had never universally embraced jacobitism. The violence of the whigs forced them into the arms of the pretender.
Page 278 - General Hawley, who had boasted, that with two regiments of dragoons he would drive the rebel army from one end of the kingdom to the other, incurred abundance of censure for the disposition he made, as well as for his conduct before and after the action ; but he found means to vindicate himself to the satisfaction of his sovereign.
Page 91 - Atterbury, he faid, he could hardly account for the inveterate hatred and malice fome perfons bore the learned and ingenious bifhop of Rochefter...
Page 43 - ... the Spaniards do still insist, with their ships of war and forces, to attack the kingdom of Naples, or other the territories of the emperor in Italy, or to land in any part of Italy, which can only be with a design to invade the emperor's dominions, against whom only they have declared war by invading Sardinia ; or, if they should...
Page 88 - ... an infatuation not to be accounted for. — Your own intereft and welfare call upon you to defend yourfelves. — I...
Page 89 - Jerufalem ; infomuch as that field is called, in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to fay, the field of blood. For it is written in the book of Pfalms, Let his habitation be defolate, and let no man dwell therein ; and, His bifhoprick let another take.

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