History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle (to the Peace of Versailles

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Pagina 199 - The Ambassador from Tripoli and his son were carried to see that chamber. The procession through a line of foot-guards, every seventh man bearing a torch, the horse-guards lining the outside, their officers with drawn sabres and crape sashes on horseback, the drums muffled, the fifes, bells tolling, and minute guns, all this was very solemn.
Pagina 45 - ... rent, — but different as they are they meet at last, — " and long," he added with bitter irony, " long may they " continue united to the comfort of each other, and to the " glory, honour, and security of this nation ! " f Fox, tired and unanimated, replied only in a few words.
Pagina 151 - Wolfe alone — thus tradition has told us — repeated in a low voice to the other officers in his boat those beautiful stanzas with which a country church-yard inspired the muse of Gray. One noble line 'The paths. of glory lead but to the grave" — must have seemed at such a moment fraught with mournful meaning.
Pagina 138 - Indian race, from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Mississippi, had become estranged from the English and friendly to the French.
Pagina 23 - Graced as thou art, with all the power of words, So known, so honour'd, at the house of lords : Conspicuous scene ! another yet is nigh (More silent far,) where kings and poets lie : Where Murray (long enough his country's pride) Shall be no more than Tully or than Hyde...
Pagina 200 - He fell into a fit of crying the moment he came into the chapel, and flung himself back in a stall, the archbishop hovering over him with a smelling-bottle ; but in two minutes his curiosity got the better of his hypocrisy, and he ran about the chapel with his glass to spy who was or was not there, spying with one hand, and mopping his eyes with the other.
Pagina 229 - I am sorry for it, since otherwise he would have certainly compelled us to leave him [Has ruled us, may not I say, with a rod of iron !] But if he be resolved to assume the office of exclusively advising his Majesty and directing the operations of the War, to what purpose are we called to this Council ? When he talks of being responsible to the People, he talks the language of the House of Commons; forgets that, at this Board, he is only responsible to the King.
Pagina 256 - Moncton's letter; there is more martial spirit in it than in half Thucydides, and in all the grand Cyrus. Do you think Demosthenes or Themistocles ever raised the...
Pagina xv - If I was surprised to find him there, I was still more astonished when he acquainted me with the motives which had induced him to hazard a journey to England at this juncture.
Pagina 96 - Walpole and Lord Chesterfield, and the language of both at this period is fraught with the deepest despondency. According to the former : "It is time for England to slip her cables and " float away into some unknown ocean...

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