A key to dr. [J.M.] M'Cullch's course of reading, containing sketches of the authors, and heathen deities, mentioned in the volume

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Էջ 375 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Էջ 216 - Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
Էջ 216 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces for himself and his heirs, the thrones of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, which he is not ready to make for the interests of France.
Էջ 292 - The first time I ever took notice of him was in the very beginning of the Parliament held in November, 1640, when I vainly thought myself a courtly young gentleman — for we courtiers valued ourselves much upon our good clothes ! I came into the House one morning...
Էջ 88 - my good Josephine, you know how I have loved you; it is to you alone that I owe the few moments of happiness I have known in the world. Josephine, my destiny is more powerful than my will; my dearest affections must yield to the interests of France.
Էջ 293 - House one morning well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swoln and reddish : his voice sharp and...
Էջ 293 - I came one morning into the house well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hat-band ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side...
Էջ 248 - Lordships' secret order, I have acceded to the proposal, and he is to embark on board this ship to-morrow morning. That no misunderstanding might arise, I have explicitly and clearly explained to...
Էջ 248 - Youa ROYAL HIGHNESS, " A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity 'of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people.
Էջ 246 - have you forgotten what we have done for him ? have you forgotten that the bones of our children, of our brothers, everywhere attest our fidelity: in the sands of Africa, on the shores of the Guadalquiver, and the Tagus, on the banks of the Vistula, and in the frozen deserts of Muscovy?

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