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Page 383 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Page 43 - The address was presented on the eleventh ; to which her majesty's answer was short and dry. She distinguished their thanks from the rest of the piece ; and, in return to lord Nottingham's clause, said, " She should " be sorry that any body could think she would not " do her utmost to recover Spain and the West " Indies from the house of Bourbon.
Page 300 - Having already said something of the duke of Ormond, I shall add a little toward the characters of the other two. It happens to very few men, in any age or country, to come into the world with so many advantages of nature and fortune as the late secretary Bolingbroke : descended from the best families in England, heir to a great patrimonial estate, of a sound constitution, and a most graceful, amiable person : but all these, had they been of equal value, were infinitely inferior in degree to the...
Page 282 - Soon after I went to London ; and, in a few weeks, drew up a discourse, under the title of The Contests and Dissensions of the Nobles and Commons in Athens and Rome, with the Consequences they had upon both those States?
Page 149 - ... pocketed a deduction of two and a half per cent, from the pay of the foreign troops maintained by England.
Page 283 - They lamented that they were not able to serve me since the death of the king; and were very liberal in promising me the greatest preferments I could hope for, if ever it came in their power. I soon grew domestic with lord Halifax, and was as often with lord Somers as the formality of his nature (the only unconversable fault he had) made it agreeable to me.
Page 289 - ... intimate friends, among those he had taken in, upon the great change made at court, should dine at his house ; and after about two months acquaintance, I had the honour always to be one of the number.
Page 248 - Instead of gathering strength, either as a Ministry or as a party, we grew weaker every day. The peace had been judged, with reason, to be the only solid foundation whereupon we could erect a Tory system; and yet when it was made we found ourselves at a full stand. Nay, the very work which ought to have been the basis of our strength was in part demolished before our eyes, and we were stoned with the ruins of it.
Page 30 - ... softer passions, — which were, sordid avarice, disdainful pride, and ungovernable rage. By the last of these, often breaking out in sallies of the most unpardonable sort, she had long alienated her sovereign's mind, before it appeared to the world. This lady is not without some degree of wit, and hath in her time affected the character of it, by the usual method of arguing against religion, and proving the doctrines of Christianity to be impossible and absurd.
Page 337 - I cannot excuse the remissness of those whose business it should have been, as it certainly was their interest, to have interposed their good offices." "There were two circumstances which made it necessary for them to have lost no time." " History painters would have found it difficult to have invented such a species of beings.