The Public Characters, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. Moore, 1799 - Biography
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Page 200 - Anjou's heroine, and the paler Rose, The rival of her crown and of her woes, And either Henry there, The murder'd saint, and the majestic lord, That broke the bonds of Rome. (Their tears, their little triumphs o'er, Their human passions now no more, Save Charity, that glows beyond the tomb...
Page 452 - E'er left himself behind ? The restless thought and wayward will, And discontent attend him still, Nor quit him while he lives ; At sea, care follows in the wind ; At land, it mounts the pad behind, Or with the post-boy drives.
Page 200 - What is Grandeur, what is Power? "Heavier toil, superior pain. "What the bright reward we gain? "The grateful mem'ry of the Good. "Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, "The bee's collected treasures sweet, "Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet "The still small voice of Gratitude.
Page 200 - Chatillon, on her bridal morn That wept her bleeding Love, and princely Clare. And Anjou's heroine, and the paler rose, The rival of her crown and of her woes, And either Henry there, The murder'd saint, and the majestic lord, That broke the bonds of Rome.
Page 452 - By heaven's eternal doom. To ripen'd age, Clive liv'd renown'd, With lacks enrich'd, with honours crown'd, His valour's well-earn'd meed ; Too long, alas ! he liv'd, to hate His envied lot, and died too late From life's oppression freed.
Page 452 - Her present bounties yields. For me, O Shore ! I only claim To merit, not to seek for fame, The good and just to please, A state above the fear of want, Domestic love, Heaven's choicest grant, Health, leisure, peace, and ease.
Page 448 - because they had acted in a manner repugnant to the honour and policy of this nation, and thereby brought great calamities on India, and enormous expenses on the East India company*" Here was no attempt on the charter.
Page 131 - his reasons in. favour of a parliamentary reform were formed on the experience of twenty-six years; which, whether in or out of government, had equally convinced him, that the restoration of a genuine House of Commons, by a renovation of the rights of the people, was the only remedy against that system of corruption which had brought the nation to disgrace and poverty, and threatened it with, the loss of liberty.
Page 201 - No vulgar praife, no venal incenfe flings ; " Nor dares with courtly tongue refin'd " Profane thy inborn royalty of mind : " She reveres herfelf and thee.
Page 452 - Must laugh the present ills away, Nor think of woes to come ; For come they will, or soon, or late, Since mix'd at best is man's estate, By heaven's eternal doom.

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