Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, Band 2

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Seite 86 - Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood ; Some mute, inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Seite 281 - Hamilton, who had already taken so active a part in Hastings's favour, being of opinion that the time named for the agitation of this great subject was not sufficiently distant, endeavoured to interpose some delay. Equally regardless of the effect which his speech might produce upon Pitt, or upon Burke, though connected by the closest ties of friendship with the former; in that imperious and dictatorial tone natural to him, he expressed his astonishment at the indecent precipitation which characterized...
Seite 191 - An English Whig, who asserts the reality of the popish plot, an Irish Catholic, who denies the massacre in 1641, and a Scotch Jacobite, who maintains the innocence of Queen Mary, must be considered as men beyond the reach of argument or reason, and must be left to their prejudices.
Seite 178 - Dardan shepherd," holding a gilded apple in his hand, conferred the prize on her whom he deemed the fairest. This classic exhibition took place at his house opposite the Green Park. Neither the second Duke of Buckingham, commemorated by Pope, whose whole life was a voluptuous whim, nor any other of the licentious noblemen his contemporaries, appear to have ever realized a scene so analogous to M 2 the manners of that profligate period. The correct days of George the Third were reserved to witness...
Seite 336 - The question was put and carried. Mr. Frederick Montague then rose and moved, " That Mr. Burke, in the name of the House of Commons, and of all the Commons of Great Britain, do go to the bar of the House of Lords, and impeach Warren Hastings...
Seite 220 - ... a moment's pause as to the ill purposes to which the decision of a chief justice might be perverted. It was not the office of a friend to mix the grave caution and cold circumspection of a judge with an opinion taken in such circumstances ; and Sir Elijah had previously...
Seite 339 - Thurlow, with his characteristic austerity of voice and manners, " who uttered those words. Neither you, nor any one else, could have invented them./ Lord Mansfield only could have pronounced them. He was a surprizing man. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, he was right in his opinions or decisions. And when once in a hundred times he was wrong, ninetynine men out of a hundred could not discover it. He was a wonderful man !
Seite 27 - June 1777, when he suffered, was most variable, changing perpetually from bright sunshine to heavy storms of rain, during one of which latter pelting showers he was turned off at Tyburn. His body, conveyed to a house in the City of London, underwent every scientific professional operation which, it was hoped, might restore animation. Pott, the celebrated surgeon, was present to direct...
Seite 265 - Mongst English Lords ambitious grown to sit, Next day the people bade him vote for PITT : To join the stream, our Patriot, nothing loath, By turns discreetly gave his voice to both...

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