Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, Otridge and son, 1812 - Nobility
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Page 69 - In God's name, if it is absolutely necessary to declare either for peace or war, and the former cannot be preserved with honour, why is not the latter commenced without hesitation ? I am not, I confess, well informed of the resources of this kingdom ; but I trust it has still sufficient to maintain its just rights, though I know them not. But, my Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men...
Page 69 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me ; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy...
Page 91 - The sense to value riches, with the art 'T enjoy them, and the virtue to impart ; Not meanly nor ambitiously pursued, Not sunk by sloth, nor rais'd by servitude ; To balance fortune by a just expense, Join with economy magnificence ; With splendour charity, with plenty health ; 0 teach us, Bathurst ! yet unspoil'd by wealth, That secret rare, between th' extremes to move Of mad good-nature and of mean self-love.
Page 587 - If from poor Bowen's loss you think it proper to oblige me, I rest confident you will do it. The boy is under obligations to me, but he repaid me by bringing me from the mole of Santa Cruz. I hope you will be able to give me a frigate to convey the remains of my carcass to England.
Page 597 - What precious moments," said he, "the Courts of Naples and Vienna are losing! Three months would liberate Italy ; but this Court is so enervated, that the happy moment will be lost. I am very unwell ; and their miserable conduct is not likely to cool my irritable temper. It is a country of fiddlers and poets, whores and scoundrels.
Page 551 - But to be called, after sixteen years have elapsed, to account for my conduct in this manner, and after an uninterrupted enjoyment of my property, to be questioned and considered as obtaining it unwarrantably, is hard indeed! and a treatment I should not think the British Senate capable of.
Page 551 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign Princes, do of right belong to the State.
Page 471 - On his return he was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of Surrey in.
Page 561 - with a feeling that I should never rise in my profession. My mind was staggered with a view of the difficulties I had to surmount, and the little interest I possessed. I could discover no means of reaching the object of my ambition.
Page 333 - ... by an act of parliament made in the first year of the reign of our late royal father, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy...

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