History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles: 1713-1783

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J. Murray, 1838 - Great Britain
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Page 346 - Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors ; to win it, or to perish in the attempt ; Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince.
Page 555 - France, he sent for this girl, who soon acquired such a dominion over him, that she was acquainted with all his schemes, and trusted with his most secret correspondence. As soon as this was known in England, all those persons of distinction, who were attached to him, were greatly alarmed; they imagined that this wench had been placed in .his family by the English ministers; and, considering her sister's situation, they seemed to have some...
Page 392 - Charles put himself at the head of the second line, which was close behind the first, and addressed them in these words: — "Follow me, gentlemen, and by the " blessing of God, I will this day make you a free and happy people!
Page 211 - The king hated him almost as much for what he might have done, as for what he had done ; and a motley ministry was formed, which by no means desired his company.
Page 61 - I thank God that I have been enabled to come here this day to perform my duty, and to speak on a subject which has so deeply impressed my mind. I am old and infirm — have one foot, more than one foot in the grave — I am risen from my bed, to stand up in the cause of my country — perhaps never again to speak in this House.
Page 487 - ... seen above the middle, death is not to be expected for the space of a year, and perhaps some months longer; and as it is frequently seen to ascend higher towards the head, death is concluded to be at hand within a few days, if not hours, as daily experience confirms.
Page 66 - Street * * * * was called in the morning, and was asleep as soon as his head touched the pillow, for I have frequently known him snore ere they had drawn his curtains, now never sleeps above an hour without waking ; and he, who at dinner always forgot he was Minister, and was more gay and thoughtless than all his company, now sits without speaking, and with his eyes fixed for an hour together.
Page 23 - This convention, Sir, I think from my soul is nothing but a stipulation for national ignominy; an illusory expedient to baffle the resentment of the nation ; a truce without a suspension of hostilities on the part of Spain ; on the part of England, a suspension, as to Georgia, of the first law of nature, self-preservation and self-defence...
Page 505 - He went—but not with him departed his remembrance from the Highlanders. For years and years did his name continue enshrined in their hearts and familiar to their tongues ; their plaintive ditties, resounding with his exploits, and inviting his return. Again in these strains, do they declare themselves ready to risk life and fortune for his cause ; and even maternal fondness, — the strongest perhaps of all human feelings, —yields to the passionate devotion to
Page 411 - That our family has suffered exile during these fifty-seven years, everybody knows. Has the nation, during that period of time, been the more happy and flourishing for it? Have you found reason to love and cherish your governors, as the fathers of the people of Great Britain and Ireland ? Has a family upon whom a faction unlawfully bestowed the diadem of a rightful prince retained a due sense of so great a trust and favour...

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