Political Conferences Between Several Great Men, in the Last and Present Century

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Էջ 188 - Seen him I have, but in his happier hour Of social pleasure, ill exchanged for power; Seen him, uncumbered with the venal tribe, Smile without art, and win without a bribe.
Էջ 191 - ... beggared in our times the nation he enslaved in his. There is a tradition, I have heard it from persons who lived in those days, and I believe it came from Thurloe, that Cromwell was in treaty with Spain, and ready to turn his arms against France when he died. If this fact was certain^ as little as I honour his memory, I should have some regret that he died so soon.
Էջ 101 - ... House with a threadbare, torn cloak, and a greasy hat (and perhaps neither of them paid for), could have suspected, that, in the space of so few years, he should, by the murder of one king and the banishment of another, ascend the throne, be invested in the royal robes, and want nothing of the state of a king but the changing of his hat into a crown...
Էջ 164 - tis a foul like thine : A foul fupreme, in each hard inftance try'd, Above all pain, all anger, and all pride ; The rage of power, the blaft of public breath, The luft of lucre, and the dread of death. In vain to deferts thy retreat is made ; The Mufe attends thee to thy filent fhade : 'Tis hers, the brave.
Էջ 139 - Somers, he ought to do it openly and freely, and ask him plainly what he and his friends can do, and will do, and what they expect, and the methods they would propose. By this the king will come to make a judgment of his affairs, and he may be sure that my Lord Somers will desire nothing for himself, or any of the impeached lords, but will take as much care not to perplex the king's business as can be desired ; and if he...
Էջ 165 - I congratulate you upon the pleasure you must needs have in looking back upon the true fortitude with which you have passed through the dangers arising from the rage of the people and the envy of the rest of the world.
Էջ 182 - ... this country, and which (if not checked, and God knows how it can be now checked) must ruin it.
Էջ 139 - ... propose. By this the king will come to make a judgment of his affairs, and he may be sure that my Lord Somers will desire nothing for himself, or any of the impeached lords, but will take as much care not to perplex the king's business as can be desired ; and if he can do nothing his majesty shall like, he will remain still zealous and affectionate to his person and government.
Էջ 100 - His merit was so extraordinary, that our judgments, our passions, ' might be blinded by it. He made his way to empire by the most illustrious actions ; he had under his command an army that had made him a conqueror, and a people that had made him their general.
Էջ 173 - Malplaquet, was trying the fvvord with which he had fought at Oudenarde, and was for putting himfelf at the head of his guards, aflembled in the court of the palace, in order to fupport, with firmnefs, his EXCISE fcheme.

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