Annual Register, Volume 16 (Google eBook)

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1803 - History
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Page 244 - I cannot eat but little meat, My stomach is not good ; But sure I think, that I can drink With him that wears a hood...
Page 152 - They were not of the nature of private letters between friends. They were written by public officers to persons in public stations, on public affairs, and intended to procure public measures; they were therefore handed to other public persons, who might be influenced by them to produce those measures.
Page 106 - That all acquisitions, made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign Princes, do of right belong to the state; 2.
Page 147 - I know (says he) a merchantman (which shall at this time be nameless) that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price : a shame it is to be spoken!
Page 147 - Yea, what may bring our realm to more shame, and rebuke, than to have it noised abroad, that we are despisers of learning. I shall judge this to be true, and utter it with heaviness, that neither the Britons, under the Romans and Saxons, nor yet the English people, under the Danes and Normans, had ever such damage of their learned monuments, as we have seen in our time. Our posterity may well curse this wicked fact of our age ; this unreasonable spoil of England's most noble antiquities.
Page 196 - I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come ; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Horatio, tell me one thing. Hor. What's that, my lord? Ham. Dost thou think Alexander looked o' this fashion i
Page 227 - The scattered gleanings of a feast My frugal meals supply; But if thine unrelenting heart That slender boon deny, The cheerful light, the vital air. Are blessings widely given; Let Nature's commoners enjoy The common gifts of Heaven. The well-taught philosophic mind To all compassion gives; Casts round the world an equal eye, And feels for all that lives.
Page 227 - ... a pensive prisoner's prayer, For liberty that sighs ; And never let thine heart be shut Against the wretch's cries ! For here forlorn and sad I sit, Within the wiry grate ; And tremble at the approaching morn, Which brings impending fate.
Page 111 - An Act to prevent paper bills of credit hereafter to be issued in any of His Majesty's colonies or plantations in America from being declared to be a legal tender in payments of money, and to prevent the legal tender of such bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the periods limited for calling in and sinking the same.
Page 152 - ... might be influenced by them to produce those measures. Their tendency was to incense the mother country against her colonies, and, by the steps recommended, to widen the breach ; which they effected. The chief caution expressed with regard to privacy was, to keep their contents from the colony agents, who, the writers apprehended, might return them, or copies of them, to America. That apprehension was, it seems, well founded ; for the first agent who laid his hands on them, thought it his duty*...

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