Letters Between the Duke of Grafton, the Earls of Halifax, Egrémont, 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 .... Vol.I

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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 - Wilkes, esq. herewith sent you, for being the author and publisher of a most infamous and seditious libel, intitled, The North Briton, No. 45, tending to inflame the minds and alienate the affections of the people from his majesty, and to excite them to traitorous insurrections against the government...
Page 24 - I should never resolve him that question, till he made out the right of putting it, and that if I could have entertained any other idea, I was too well bred to have given his lordship and colonel Berkeley the trouble of coming to Bagshot.
Page 101 - The North Briton," in which I have been named or even alluded to, was written by...
Page 221 - I wish, my lord, to owe this to the mercy of my Prince. I entreat your grace to lay me with all humility at the King's feet...
Page 26 - I was a wretch, who fought his life. I reminded him, that I came there on a point of honour, to give his...
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 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.
Page 35 - Sir Thomas Stapleton, Paul Whitehead, Mr. Wilkes, and other gentlemen to the number of twelve, rented the Abbey, and often retired there in the fummer. Among other amufements they had...
Page 61 - Now whatever termination the trial may have, we shall infallibly be exposed to a considerable expense, and therefore I wish to see the prosecution quashed. Some gentlemen who are my friends have undertaken to find out, and talk with those who are supposed to have influence with the said Admiral; may I beg the same favour of you and your friends...

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