The Englishman: Being the Close of the Paper So Called: With an Epistle Concerning the Whiggs, Tories, and New Converts. By Richard Steele, Esq

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Ferd. Burleigh, 1714 - 22 Seiten
 

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Seite 169 - His portion was a sea-chest, his wearing clothes and bedding, a firelock, a pound of gunpowder, a large quantity of bullets, a flint and steel, a few pounds of tobacco, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, a Bible, and other books of devotion; together with pieces that concerned navigation, and his mathematical instruments.
Seite 331 - He kept state to the full, which made his court very orderly, no man presuming to be seen in a place where he had no pretence to be.
Seite 331 - This made him more irresolute than the conjuncture of his affairs would admit. If he had been of a rougher and more imperious nature, he would have found more respect and duty...
Seite 330 - ... enormities. He was very punctual and regular in his devotions; he was never known to enter upon his recreations or sports, though never...
Seite 170 - ... the Scriptures, and turning his thoughts upon the study of navigation, after the space of eighteen months he grew thoroughly reconciled to his condition.
Seite 332 - And if he were not the greatest king, if he were without some parts and qualities which have made some kings great and happy, no other prince was ever unhappy who was possessed of half his virtues and endowments, and so much without any kind of vice.
Seite 13 - ... enjoy under any other establishment. You see, sir, the doctrines that are lately come into the world, and how far the phrase has obtained of calling your royal father, God's vicegerent ; which ill men have turned both to the dishonour of God, and the impeachment of his majesty's goodness.
Seite 329 - To speak first of his private qualifications as a man, before the mention of his princely and royal virtues ; he was, if ever any, the most worthy of the title of an honest man ; so great a lover of justice, that no temptation could dispose him to a wrongful action, except it was so disguised to him that he believed it to be just.
Seite 331 - His kingly virtues had some mixture and allay, that hindered them from shining in full lustre, and from producing those fruits they should have been attended with. He was not in his nature very bountiful, though he gave very much. This appeared more after the duke of Buckingham's death, after which those showers fell very rarely; and he paused too long in giving, which made those to whom he gave less sensible of the benefit.
Seite 14 - Prince : let mean and degenerate spirits, which want benevolence, suppose their power impaired by a disability of doing injuries. If want of power to do ill be an incapacity in a prince, with reverence be it spoken, it is an incapacity he has in common with the Deity.

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