Letters Between the Duke of Grafton, the Earls of Halifax, Egremont, Chatham, Temple, and Talbot, Baron Bottetourt, Right Hon. Henry Bilson Legge, Right Hon. Sir John Cust, Bart. Mr. Charles Churchill, Monsieur Voltaire, the Abbé Winckelman, &c. &c., and John Wilkes Esq: With Explanatory Notes ...
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Page 311 - AWAKE, my St. John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man ; A mighty maze ! but not without a plan ; A wild where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot, Or garden tempting with forbidden fruit.
Page 71 - ... we acquaint you that your papers were feized in confequence of the heavy charge brought againft you, for being...
Page 31 - We stood about eight yards distant ; and agreed not to turn round before we fired, but to continue facing each other. Harris gave the word. Both our fires were in very exact time, but neither took effect.
Page 66 - Wilkes, efq; fhould any longer continue to be colonel of the militia for the. county of Buckingham, I am commanded to fignify his Majefty's pleafure to your lordfhip, that you do forthwith give the neceflary ordef j for difplacing Mr.
Page 101 - The North Briton," in which I have been named or even alluded to, was written by...
Page 61 - I shall be very proud to find myself comprehended in your league offensive and defensive ; nay, I consider myself already as a contracting party, and have recourse to the assistance of my allies. It is not, I believe, unknown to you that Admiral Knowles has taken exception at a paragraph in the Critical Review of last May, and commenced a prosecution against the printer.
Page 230 - Friendfhip is too pure a pleafure for a mind cankered with ambition, or the luft of power and grandeur. Lord Chatham declared in parliament the ftrongeft attachment to Lord Temple, one of the greateft characters our country could boaft, and faid " he -would live and die with his noble brother.
Page 35 - Stapleton, Paul Whitehead, Mr. Wilkes, and other gentlemen, to the number of twelve, rented the abbey, and often retired there in the summer. Among other amusements they had sometimes a mock celebration of the...
Page 32 - His lordship paid me the highest encomiums on my courage, and said he would declare everywhere that I was the noblest fellow God had ever made. He then desired that we might now be good friends, and retire to the inn to drink a bottle of claret together; which we did with great good humour, and much laughter.